The Long Walk
Publication Date: 1 February 2004
The year is 1931. Twelve-year-old Isa and her younger siblings, Johnno, Rosie and Billy, live with their mother, Ann Wyatt. Their father is away building the Great Ocean Road, for which his family receives food parcels every week. Ann is making ends meet by working as a cleaner, the children do what they can by delivering papers, collecting bottles and taking in washing. The family is just coping. When ann contracts TB the children set out to find their father on the 'long walk".
About The Author
Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks). She embroiders very well but cannot knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them (with a parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights (she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.
For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective stories. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.