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Saturday 21 May 2011

Review: A Penny in Time

Yared was born in Ethiopia, but was adopted by Australian parents. He is Australian, but others find that hard to believe when they see him.

And if he wants some Australian stories to tell, his nanna is just the person to share them with him.

Finding a box of old pennies in his nanna's house, Yared is intrigued by the history and the tales behind the coins.

Each chapter represents another story shared between grandmother and grandson, and each story gives the latter a small piece of Australia to hold in his heart.

From the early 1900s through to the 1970s, A Penny in Time shares tales from various times in our country's history. These are stories that will give readers a little insight to life for previous generations - and Yared some stories to tell his naysaying teacher.

A gorgeous collection of stories, intertwined by this one young boy, that will appeal to teenage boys and girls.

Title: A Penny in Time
Author: Anna Bartlett
Publisher: IP Kidz, $17.00 RRP
Publication Date: February 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921479489
For ages: Young adult
Type: Novel