Sandy Fussell loves words, numbers and the internet. She lives on the NSW south coast with her family, a Scottish deerhound and four cats, one of which likes to eat manuscript pages. She has been awarded four CBCA notables, a Younger Readers CBCA Book of the Year shortlisting, the Sakura Medal in Japan, an international IBBY award and her picture book was praised the New York Times. Her books are published in Australia, the UK, the US and Asia. Sandy is often found in a school library wielding her Samurai Kids books or teaching a Minecraft-based writing workshop.
Overall a wonderful book about a historical time with a little bit of magic, loss, friendship and ultimately being who you are and doing what's right. * LizzReads * I read Red Day at exactly the right time. It carried me away and comforted me and made me feel less alone. And at times like these, there is nothing more valuable than a book that does this. * Just Kids Lit * This is a novel with mysterious compartments. It's built on sharp turns of phrase that deliver crisp and direct prose. Fussell's writing is like music playing. Highly recommended, this brilliant novel has all the elements needed for a top read. * Kids Book Review * an interesting take on a little-told part of Australia's history * Readings * Highly recommended. Hope for the future (an informed future) springs from this story. * ReadPlus *