Diana Chase
  author and historian

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No More Borders for Josef / Diana Chase ISBN: 978 1 921064 37 1

GENRE: Young Adult Fiction

Orphaned in the brutal Balkans conflict, thirteen year old Josef is forced to flee dramatically through the forest to the border. Frightened, angry and deeply traumatised he then suffers the uncertainty and boredom of a refugee camp before finally being plucked to safety in Australia by an uncle he never knew existed. An emotionally charged and uplifting story that highlights the resilience of youth in the face of trauma and adversity.

Surfs Up

"More than a surfing book. It's a great Australian yarn about rising up against the odds." Magpies Volume 14.

"...A very readable novel with plenty of pace and a good knowledge of teen-speak" Sunday Times

The Lighthouse Kids

"Full of suspense, mystery and well developed relationships, this excellent novel will be enjoyed by a wide audience. Highly recommended." Primary Focus 2004

"What a pleasure to read, a well crafted, well plotted, engaging adventure." Reading for Life

Chloe's Wish

"Listeners laughed out loud at the story about a girl who believes wishes came come true. It's a funny, quick moving and clever story" Fremantle Herald.

Daisy Street

"Young children will enjoy these realistic stories" Primary Focus Fiction 2006

"A joyous romp of a book for younger readers" Magpies Volume 20

"A satisfying read for younger readers and opens up the possibilities for multicultural studies and social responsibilities" Reading Time Volume 49

Angel in a Gum Tree

co-written with Valerie Krantz.




A selection of NON-FICTIONAL WORKS (full list of all publications on the resume page)





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