Archive for 19/04/2016
Chris is a country boy who grew up with a menagerie of pets and now,
along with his failed farm dog, Rusty,
has found himself working in a busy urban environment at Bondi
caring for all creatures great and small.
The book tells Chris’s story along with the funny,
zany and sometimes heart-breaking tales of his patients and their owners.
Dr Brown is on call 24 hours a day for emergency calls,
and a typical day can see him treat anything from dogs with cancer to a penguin with a cold.
Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.
But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck’s about to change. A “word collector,” Felicity sees words everywhere—shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog’s floppy ears—but Midnight Gulch is the first place she’s ever seen the word “home.” And then there’s Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity’s never seen before, words that make Felicity’s heart beat a little faster.
Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she’ll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that’s been cast over the town . . . and her mother’s broken heart.