How can you dream of being an actor when you suffer terrible stage fright?
Ella Jamison dreams of acting. But it’s an impossible dream when you suffer from stage fright. Stuck in the backstage crew for the school play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ella watches her friends and conceited new boy Sam tread the boards. But first impressions can be deceiving. And help can arrive when you least expect it.
After completing her university course (majoring in French Literature) and teaching for one year, Elsbeth Edgar travelled overland from Katmandu to London. For four years she spent the winter months working in London and the summer months travelling in Europe. When she returned to Melbourne she taught English as a second language to the first wave of Vietnamese refugees for several years, before moving to Canberra to study for her Graduate Diploma in Librarianship. Elsbeth took time off to raise her children before returning to library work when her children were all at school. She has always written but, once she had children, began writing stories for them and in turn rediscovered her love of children’s literature.
In the Wings is a moving story of self-discovery, friendship and family. There are several issues explored, but the issues don’t overshadow the story, which will appeal to tween readers.