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Girls who enjoyed Sarah Webb’s first Songbird Café Girls story will be excited to return to Little Bird Island to read about another of its inhabitants. Sunny and her little sister Min came to the island from China and live there with their new parents. Sunny is mostly very happy, and has a special friend in Mollie, but outside her home, even in the happy atmosphere of the Songbird Café, she is selectively mute. Sunny, her parents and Min all wish that Sunny could speak and her mum and dad organise a trip back to their old home to see if that will help. Their visit helps Sunny in lots of ways, and brings her closer to her little sister too, but it’s an event back home on the island that determines her to overcome the anxiety that’s stopping her speaking. Warm and well-written this is a moving and thoughtful story, another treat for pre-teen readers. ~ Andrea Reece
Sarah Webb's books are warm and fun and perfect for Cathy Cassidy readers looking for something new.
Little Bird Island has been Sunny and Min's home ever since they were adopted from China. Sunny loves to spend time at the Songbird Cafe, helping Alanna in the kitchen or finding a quiet corner to work on her drawings. Sunny's one wish is that she could speak to her friends - her anxiety means that it's impossible to speak to anyone except her sister, Min, and her parents. Sunny hopes that a trip to China might help to unlock her voice, but she is terrified that her family will discover the secret she's been hiding from them ever since her adoption. Sarah Webb's poignant story celebrates sisterhood and friendship, and reminds us that home can be anywhere, as long as we are with the people we love.
Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Mollie Cinnamon is not a Cupcake...
Praise for The Songbird Cafe Girls:
"A heartwarming new series." The Bookseller
"The cast of island characters is so lovely everyone will want to live there." LoveReading4Kids
Praise for the Ask Amy Green series:
‘A fab and funny read’ Cathy Cassidy
‘Fabulously funny; this is a brilliant read’ Mizz magazine
‘A cracking book.’ RTE
‘Hilarious, hugely diverting and full of wisdom. Highly recommended.’ The School Librarian
|Publication date:||3rd September 2015|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories|
Sarah Webb has written seven bestselling novels including, ‘When the Boys Are Away’, ‘Take a Chance’, and ‘Always the Bridesmaid’. Her books have been published in many different countries including the U.S. and Indonesia. She has also written four children’s books, has contributed short stories to many collections including ‘Moments’, and has compiled and edited two charity collections of her own, ‘Travelling Light’ and ‘Mum’s the Word’. Sarah studied Arts in Trinity College, Dublin and worked in the book trade for many years ...More About Sarah Webb
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