The Little Stowaway (2018) tells the story of a French orphan smuggled to Australia afer WW1. The Little Stowaway opens at the end of the war, when a ragged, hungry little French orphan came out of the fog on a freezing cold Christmas night in 1918 and wandered into an Australian airmen's mess and his journey home began. See trailer.
Two Pennies (2105), is about a little boy called George, living in Victoria after World War 1. He decides to work hard to raise two pennies to help build a school in Villers-Bretonneux, France. This town had been flattened by war and the school destroyed. This is a powerful and poignant picture story book about a little boy who, with courage, hope and perseverance, helped to build this school across the oceans. See trailer. This book has been translated into French: Deux Pennies.
Oliver's First Big Spy Adventure is mid grade fiction for 9-12 year olds. Vicki wrote this book with her grandson Oliver Orth. On an ordinary afternoon after school, Oliver overhears two suspicious-sounding men talking about bacteria, AK47s, vicious dogs and a mysterious island. His grandmother takes off after them – proving to Oliver that she really is a spy. He follows them and when two men leap from a black van and abduct his grandmother, Oliver’s first big spy adventure really begins.
Vicki's latest non-fiction books for adults, The Book of Hope: An antidote for anxiety, was published in 2020.
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