We recognise the invaluable role that public campaigning – and books such as this - that bring the reality of child recruitment to public attention - have in keeping this important issue in the international media and in influencing change.
From the postscript on Child Soldiers by Rev Tim Costello, Chief Advocate, World Vision Australia
Seeger has promised to rescue his fellow child soldiers from dangerous Midrash but it’s a perilous undertaking with sacrifices to be made. I too wanted to be a dragon-friend, riding the wind and touching the sky. This is an absorbing fantasy peopled with rich and diverse human and animal characters, disturbing yet inspiring, and surprisingly funny.
Rosanne Hawke, author of Wolfchild, Across the Creek and The Leopard Princess
Both allegory and action-packed story, Beast-Speaker keeps the reader fascinated all the way through this well-developed tale.
author of Even Grimmer Tales, Bystanders, and The Oberammergau Tales
The Beast-speaker books’ theme – the kidnapping and exploitation of children to become part of a war machine – is both fascinating and challenging. It raises uncomfortable questions for today’s world, with frightening parallels to our own indifference and disregard for the plight of stolen children. Thoroughly enjoyable and hard to put down.’
Gary Williams, Heavenly Whispers