Mimi and the Blue Slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave.
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.
Catherine Bateson is a poet and writer for young adults and younger readers.
She lives in Belgrave with the Accountant, a golden lab, a wide assortment of tropical fish and whichever children have moved back home.
The Hodgepodge, a writer's journal
My Monday started at 2.oo am when something – someone? – rapped on some glass – a window? the backdoor? – and woke me up. I asked The Accountant if he had heard anything but given that he didn’t even hear me ask the question, it seemed unlikely he had heard the rap rap rapping. […]
I had my first photoshop lesson this afternoon. This is a photo I took at Healesville Sanctuary back in April or May. I was captivated by the wood swallows – such beautiful little birds. Actually, I’m captivated by Healesville Sanctuary! I was quite envious when Keith took our last lot of couchsurfers there without me. […]
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 »