Congrats to Kaye Baillie the shortlisting of her picture book
Message in a Sock
NSW Premier’s History Awards.
Illustrated by Narelda Joy
Published by MidnightSun, in hardback.
For ages 5 - 9.
Tammy is safe at home, but her heart is at the war front. While her mother knits socks for the soldiers, Tammy slips a message inside each pair. Will her message find her father, and bring him safely home?
Judges’ comments: Kaye Baillie writes through the eyes of Tammy, making war feel intimate and disconcerting rather than simply national or heroic. It is a striking and important addition to popular WW1 histories.
Great stuff - congrats again Kaye!