The demonstration was wild, out of control. Barbara was scared. She saw the policeman running towards her. She needed to escape. She closed her eyes and did precisely that: she walked somewhere around the corner . . . into another demonstration . . . another time.
Barbara was lucky - she met Young Jim who took her out of the strange, frightening city to his home. It was 1932, when Australia was in the grip of the Depression, and Jim lived in a shanty town . . . But Barbara found a true friend and a true home - somewhere safe around the corner.
The Children's Book Council Of Australia Honour Book