Millie and the Night Heron
Millie begins high school in a new town. For the first time she can remember, her mother has a proper job teaching art. Millie has a crush on a boy called Rowan, an enemy called Tayla and three good friends-Sarah, Helen and Rachel. Weird but lovable Millie discovers her passion for the environment, photography and friendships. Millie and the Night Heron explores the changing concept of family in contemporary life through the eyes of Millie, a sharply observant chronicler. Millie's lists, poems and e-mails punctuate this beautiful heart-warming story from award-winning author Catherine Bateson.