Claire’s mum has been keeping secrets… and now she’s left Claire’s dad and dragged her to live in a run-down old shack in the country. Did anyone ask Claire if that was what she wanted?! Not only does Claire have to leave her dad, her friends and her perfectly good life in the city, but now she has to deal with her mother’s new boyfriend, ‘Mac’. Claire is pretty sure that this enormous life-as-we-know-it change is absolutely NOT a good thing. But with her mum in love with Mac and her new job, it looks like it’s up to Claire to bring her ‘real’ family back together. A warm-hearted story about changing families and embracing new beginnings.
Dianne (Di) Bates has published 130+ books. Some of Di’s books have won national and state literary awards; others have sold overseas. Di has received Grants and Fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council and has toured for the National Book Council. Di has worked on the editorial team of a number of national educational magazines and in 2008 was awarded The Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services to children’s Literature.