Sweet Adversity

Synopsis

There's never a good time to be orphaned - or abandoned ... especially when you are twelve years old, and it's the Great Depression.In 1928, Shakespearean actors, the McAllisters, are forced to leave their daughter Adversity at the Emu Swamp Children's Home.They fully intend to return, but things don't go according to plan.Then, to make matters worse, Scrimshaw, a villainous theatrical agent, hears the talented Addie sing. He plots to use her in his next money-making venture, but when he turns up at Emu Swamp to collect his prize, Scrimshaw finds she's run away.Together with Macbeth, her Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, Addie is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. PRAISE'Feisty, brave and fearless, Addie McAllister is on a courageous quest to right wrongs. She is a hero who is unstoppable. A must-read.' - Susanne Gervay, author of the I am Jack series
Sheryl Gwyther
About the author

Sheryl Gwyther

Sheryl Gwyther is an award-winning author from Brisbane, Australia. Her first children's novel, Secrets of Eromanga was published by Lothian Books/Hachette Australia in 2006.Her chapter books are also in many Australian schools and across the globe. Sheryl's short stories and plays are found in Australia's The School Magazine, Ireland's The Looking Glass Magazine and New Zealand's Junior Journal, and most recently, a new Chapbook of children's flash fiction, Seven Tales.Sheryl's awards include two Australian Society of Authors' Mentorships, two May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellowship Residencies; and a 2015 Work-of-Outstanding-Progress Grant from SCBWI International (the first non-American to win) for her manuscript, Sweet Adversity.

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