Renee Conoulty: Audrey's Big Secret by Christine Harris


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Audrey's Big Secret by Christine Harris

Audrey Barlow has woken up in the dead of night and needs to go to the bathroom. The only problem is, the bathroom is an outhouse and is out yonder down the garden path. And if that isn’t bad enough, Audrey sees what she thinks is a ghost! It’s not such a far-fetched idea, especially as her twin sisters, Esther and Pearl, who tragically died at birth are buried out the back. But Audrey soon discovers that it wasn’t a ghost she spotted at all, but a young aboriginal girl her own age named Janet. Audrey soon learns that Janet has run away from a mission and together they must think of a way to keep Janet from being taken again. Readers will love Audrey and her determination to see that something so wrong must be made right. 

Hey! Here's my review.

This is book three in the Audrey of the Outback series. I read it aloud to my 4 and 6 year old kids over several nights. This series is about Audrey, a girl who lived in the Australian outback during the 1930's. 

This book sparked discussions with my 6 year old about the difference between telling a lie, keeping a secret and tricking someone. Audrey decided to keep a secret to protect someone else. Another topic covered was the stolen generation- when Aboriginal children were taken away from their families. 

There was a lot of old fashioned Australian slang and a handy glossary at the back to explain it all.

Book 1 review - Audrey of the Outback
Book 2 review- Audrey Goes to  Town

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