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.
"More than a surfing book. It's a great Australian
yarn about rising up against the odds." Magpies
"...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
"What a pleasure to read, a well crafted, well
plotted, engaging adventure." Reading for Life
"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.
"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.