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Kasia's Surprise

By Stella Gurney
Illustrated by Petr Horacek

A heartwarming story about a feisty young Polish girl determined to be unhappy in her new life in England – but who finds herself settling in despite herself.

Kasia wishes that she and her mum hadn't moved to the UK – she misses Poland and all her old friends, and most of all she misses her grandparents. As the long school holidays stretch out in front of her, Kasia wonders how she'll fill them: her mum has promised to take her out for some day trips, but the rest of the time she'll be at work. Then Babcia and Dzadek arrive for a surprise visit, and Kasia is delighted! As she proudly shows her grandparents round her new town, Kasia realizes that maybe she's happier here than she thought.

  • A beautiful story about finding yourself

About the author

Stella Gurney lives in south London with her husband and two sons. She has worked in children's publishing as both a copywriter and an editor and now writes full time. This is her second Walker Story – her first was My Dad, the Hero, illustrated by Katharine McEwen.

About the illustrator

Petr Horacek is a graphic designer, illustrator and painter. He is the author of the Books for Children Newcomer Award-winning Strawberries Are Red (9780744575767) and What Is Black and White? (9780744575774), as well as Silly Suzy Goose (9781406304589) and Leon Spreads His Wings, a Walker Story about a boy who is scared of flying (9781406307153). Born in Czechoslovakia, Petr now lives in Worcestershire with his wife and two daughters.

ISBN: 9781406323313
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Dimensions: 135 x 185mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $13.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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