Lost – a true tale from the bush by Stephanie Owen Reeder
Reviewed by Sue Millmore
This Junior Non-Fiction book is about 3 children, who were lost for 9 days in the Victorian bush in the winter of 1864. It is estimated that during the time they were lost, the children walked over 100 kms. The story is about resilience and hope, and the incredible talents of the Aboriginal trackers who were brought in after numerous days. The story is beautifully illustrated with watercolour pictures. Each chapter in the story is followed by information pages which explain aspects of life in the 1860s with engaging illustrations.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it for preteen and teen readers. It gave me a better understanding of life in the 1860s without being textbook-ish. The story format was an easy read and the information pages gave a great glimpse into the past. 4 out of 5 stars!