The red shoe – Ursula Dubosarsky

Told through the eyes of 6-year-old Matilda this is the story of a family living in Sydney in 1954. Matilda struggles to understand her father’s post-war depression, her sister’s nervous breakdown and Uncle Paul, who is often at home when her father is away. And then there is the strange man who moves into the house next door, his mysterious visitors who come in black cars and what is this fearful thing called communism? A near family tragedy and world events collide in this rich and fascinating story.
Recommended age: 12+

Allen & Unwin

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