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by Deborah Abela

Teresa was only four-years-old when the bombs began to fall. Over the next three years her island home of Malta became the most heavily bombed place of WW2. With her country destroyed and starvation rife, Teresa’s father decides to leave for Australia, to its promise of peace and a brighter future.

Inspired by Deb’s own family’s story of survival, Teresa is the latest in a new, exciting series about young kids who leave their homes to make a new life in Australia.

About Deborah Abela

Deborah has always been a bit of a coward, which is why she writes books about spies, ghosts, soccer legends and girls who battle sea monsters and evil harbour lords. She’s written the Max Remy, Ghost Club and Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series and The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen. Her latest novel is New City, the sequel to her bestselling novel, Grimsdon. She’s won awards for her books but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters.


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