All of us Together by Bill Condon
Published by About Kids Books
This story is set in the time of the Great Depression in Australia, 1930. Daniel’s dad loses his job and the family is devastated when he leaves home to look for work. Daniel feels he needs to help support his family and finds himself in a little trouble whilst trying. He has two sisters and a mother to look after.
In his determination to help Daniel faces issues with his mate Bede and hope that the scrap metal man Mr Jackson forgives him. It is a difficult time for everyone and love, kindness and determination become a focus of this story.
Daniel is a strong and courageous character and many boys reading this story can learn about being brave and being ultimately responsible for every decision you make. It will also highlight how difficult it was to live adequately during the Depression.
This book is well written and the language reflects the time it is written in. The chapters are easy to read and I recommend it for boys who are developing their reading.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Bill Condon
Title: All of us Together
Publisher: About Kids Books
Published: October 2016