Caitlin's Country

by Jeanne McNamara



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/04/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781585005680

About the Book

Caitlin's Country follows the adventures of a fifteen-year-old American girl from Texas who moves halfway across the world to live with her father in modern-day Australia. Caitlin tries her best to fit into her new life in the quaint, historic town of Emu Plains in New South Wales. Her father, an antique dealer, lives in a very old cottage which was part of a farm in Australia's early convict days.

One afternoon while she is wearing a colonial costume for History Day at school, Caitlin is unexpectedly befriended by a young artist named Ainsley Allen. Ainsley has never heard of Texas or seen a digital wrist-watch! As she struggles to understand her strange friend and where he comes from, Caitlin also deals with the problems of school, making new friends -- and getting to know her father again.

About the Author

Jeanne McNamara grew up in Australia and has lived in Texas for the last ten years. She has been writing since she was eleven and truly enjoys writing for young people. Though things have changed tremendously since she was a teenager, Jeanne McNamara says that some things haven't changed at all. 'The feelings are still the same -- love and joy and sadness are still love and joy and sadness -- for everyone.'

As well as in her writing, Jeanne McNamara finds fulfillment in her family, and being around young people in the school she helps run in Texas. She has a particular interest in Australian history and the geography, place names, and historical references in Caitlin's Country are all authentic.