When Star’s mum, Nell, begins to fall in love with Charlie and he moves in properly, Star isn’t sure how she feels about it.
Mimi and the Blue Slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave.
Catherine Bateson is a poet and writer for young adults and younger readers.
She lives in Kallista with her husband, a rescue dog called Winter, a wide assortment of tropical fish and whichever children have moved back home as well as her octogenarian mother.
The Hodgepodge, a writer's journal
Over May, sewists all over the world, (often) post their makes on Insta, vlogs, blogs and other social media platforms and (usually) pledge something about their making practice, even if that is simply to wear one handmade or refashioned item a day. It was a challenge started by a sewist in 2010 – you can […]
Oh my goodness, we’ve had a blast of winter weather here in Melbourne. We have woken up to mist so dense we’ve not been able to see our back hedge and we’re back to wiping Winter’s paws before we let her inside. That’s Winter the dog, not the season. It is an odd name for […]
Book Reviews5 stars
Star is an endearing first person narrator who will have the reader cheering for good things to happen to her. At times she is, as her mother accuses, self centred, but this adds to the sense of realism...Read more »
The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne is explored and gently rocked. Catherine Bateson points out that home is where family and friends are, that the rest is just bonus...Read more »