Blog

Reviews of "Racing the Moon"

Michelle Morgan - Friday, May 23, 2014

This is what some reviewers had to say about Racing the Moon:

“Racing the Moon is confronting Young Adult fiction and readers of any age will be captivated by Joe, who wins our admiration as a stoic and heroic figure." (Deb Robins, ReadPlus, 28 April 2014).

"Beautifully written, this book is a great read for 10 to 15 year-olds. I would recommend it to read aloud to a class. It has humour, history and plenty of childhood escapades to keep the listener engaged." (Nova Gibson, Massey Primary, Allen & Unwin Teacher Reviews, April 2014)

“Set in Sydney during the Great Depression, this is a beautifully written, well-researched and deeply engaging story." (Wendy Noble, Good Reading, April 2014)

"This story is skilfully written, the pace is swift and it kept me so engaged I finished it in two sittings.”... “This is an auspicious start to what could be a lengthy career as a writer for the YA market and I look forward to reading more of Michelle's work." (Barbara Braxton, ReadPlus, 17 March 2014).

“Potentially confronting strong topics such as domestic violence and sexual abuse are treated sensitively for the intended readership, so with its feisty hero and interesting characters and events, this engaging novel is recommended for Upper Primary to Lower Secondary readers.” (Chloe Mauger, Magpies, vol. 29, Issue no.1, March 2014, p. 38.)

“Racing the Moon is a captivating historical narrative set in the Great Depression. Morgan has created a refreshingly frank and necessary narrative we must read and you are guaranteed not to be disappointed.” (All the Buzz about Books, Issue 1, 2014, p. 4)

"I would recommend this story for young people who enjoy character-driven historical fiction. Clear and compelling, this book will leave its audience with a genuine feel for life during the Depression." (Ann Harth, Buzz Words, 6 Feb 2014)

There are also excellent Teachers' notes by Fran Knight on the Allen & Unwin website.

» Share this post

Review of "Racing the Moon" in All the Buzz about Books

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
There is a very complimentary review of Racing the Moon in the latest issue of All the Buzz about Books, published by the Children's Book Council of Australia (NSW Branch). Racing the Moon is described as 'a captivating historical narrative set in the Great Depression,' and the reviewer finishes by saying: 'Morgan has created a refreshingly frank and necessary narrative we must read and you are guaranteed not to be disappointed.' (All the Buzz about Books, Issue 1, 2014, p. 4) » Share this post

Recent Posts

Tags

authors festival of golden words Lismore Library theatre self-publishing St Paul's Primary School highlife magazine Historical Novel Society big book day out reviews songs Quirindi Library Anniversary Day ulladulla library Books + Publishing mother's day skylight books bushwalking refugees berkelouw book barn bookloons children's book council of australia illawarra south coast Dymock's Canberra 12 curly questions paperback Abbey's Bookshop barbara braxton Woollahra Library Muswellbrook Library Dymocks Brisbane eBooks.com kindle chloe mauger elaine ousten author videos spark award older readers 2017 ReadPlus believing author talks southern cross bill condon bay of fires literary lunch Bowral Art Gallery gorman arts centre sir charles kingsford smith Magpies children's / YA literature coming-of-age fiction scbwi australia ubud, bali mETAphor teachers' notes Australia Day arielle gamble jamberoo public school Good Reading booktopia Taree Library goodreads tanika gupta seven mile beach scbwi sandy fussell writers' festivals flying through clouds middle grade fiction 19 March 1932 nook fishpond ainslie + gorman arts centre allen & unwin valentine's day smashwords CBCA Children's Book Week sydney opera house kobo di bates just write for kids goodreads giveaway kate gordon international children's book day 2014 YA fiction WritingNSW fran knight australian literature children's book council of australia NSW branch writing workshops byron writers festival decimal currency book depository libraries deb robins amazon bookshops buzz words elizabeth gilbert MacLean's Booksellers romy sharp better read than dead nowra library deep sky australian standing orders copyediting interviews gerringong historical society museum eBook tasmania playwriting indie publishing indigenous literacy foundation Reading Time Waterstones book fairs lovereading4kids Tamworth City Library hans christian andersen griffin press sydney mechanics school of arts library books readhowyouwant dymocks Reader's Companion Armidale act writers centre bradman museum bookworld spark award 2017 Paperchain Manuka Newcastle writers' festival ann harth hnsa Sydney Harbour Bridge barnes&noble eBook mall Bookshop Bowral indigenous literacy day ANZAC Day combined book exhibit literary events read3r'zrevu australian federation of graduate women atyp narrabundah college bologna children's book fair good reading magazine canberra playwrights retreat book cover design goodbye frankie Moss Vale Campus Library smsa library playwriting festival clancy tucker mabo day Grafton Library griffin theatre blog tour sally odgers berkelouw books jump for jordan sophie masson CBCA book of the year awards sydney southern highlands writers' festival luke johnson writing process blog hop children's book council of australia australian reading hour tom keneally centre illustrators giveaway NAIDOC week autumn revel lyn linning book launch QBD school visits refugee week teen fiction holidays heart of australia Mitchell Library Tamworth Country Music Festival frankfurt book fair festivals michelle morgan captain tobias furneaux ubud writers & readers festival martin luther king, jr iTunes too late for love State Library of NSW telopea park school alexander mccall smith racing the moon lachlan philpott book tour all the buzz about books reconciliation sharon mcguinness Port Macquarie Library society of children's book writers and illustrators jackie french Gordon Library southern highland news potts point bookshop shoalhaven libraries historical fiction awards amazon kindle bookstop[ kids' book review nsw writers' centre 14 february 1966 festival of dangerous ideas children's book council of australia national conference Spotlight On national simultaneous storytime historical novel society australasia book trailer Broadbeach Library

Archive