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Book review: Meet Daisy

Our Australian Girl: Meet Daisy by Michelle Hamer, ill. Lucia Masciullo, ISBN 9780143307631, Puffin

Meet Daisy


Matilda borrowed this book from her local library.

Meet Daisy is set in 1930. Her dad can’t find a job and they’re poor, so she gets sent to the city in Melbourne to live with her Aunty May. Her little sister Flora goes as well.

Aunty May loves Flora but she really doesn’t like Daisy and Aunty May gets meaner and meaner every day. Daisy is scared that her aunt might throw her out if she doesn’t earn some money. She’s very disappointed that she can’t go to school and she really misses her dad.

I like stories with adventure and where something tragic happens and the characters have to find a way out of the situation. This is a really adventurous story and once I started reading I couldn’t stop. I’m up to book three in this series already (Daisy and the Mansion).

I recommend this book for ages 8 to 14.

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This post was added by Rebecca Newman. Rebecca is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. For more about Rebecca visit:

3 thoughts on “Book review: Meet Daisy

  1. Hi, I entered a writing competiton and still dont have the results. When do they come out? Regards.

    1. Hi Sasha – was it a competition run by Alphabet Soup? We haven’t had a writing competition for a long time … If you let me know what you had to do for the competition I might be able to let you know who was running it and whether the results are out yet.
      ~ Rebecca (Alphabet Soup’s editor)

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