Reviews for To the Bridge

Today I was delighted to receive a bundle of reviews from Walker Books for To the Bridge. While some I’d seen previously, there were quite a few I hadn’t and my day was brightened no end by sitting quietly and reading them.

Again I’d like to thank Andrew McLean for his superb illustrations, Maryann Ballantyne for acquiring, guiding and seeing the potential in this story as a picture book and Walker Books for publishing.

Unofficially it’s the last title for Black Dog Books and book number 12 and the final one for me with Black Dog Books.

Below are the links to the full reviews as well as a favourite line or two –

Corinne Fenton’s beautifully descriptive story To the Bridge captures the feel of the countryside, the struggles of farm life and the true spirit of Australia. There is a sense of pride, as she captures the determination of a young boy’s achievements, his determination to complete an arduous journey and inspire hope in times of adversity. Andrew McLean’s sweeping landscapes, his beautiful pen and watercolour illustrations add depth to Fenton’s story.  Read Plus (Rhyllis Bignell)

‘Absolutely a cracking book for your collection and so highly recommended for your readers from around 7 years upwards.’ Just So Stories

To the Bridge: The Journey of Lennie and Ginger Mick is wonderfully told. It makes this non-fiction story accessible, interesting and inspiring. I really think many children will be fascinated by the characters and events and will remember the story for many years, and perhaps even tell it to their children.  Reading Time

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