Natasha Lands Down Under: Winner of Moonbeam Book Award

by Katherine McCaughan / Oct 20, 2009 / 0 comments

By Katherine McCaughan

Natasha Lands Down Under, a young adult novel about a Russian family fleeing the dangers of the Communist Revolution in China and arriving  in Australia in 1950, has placed first in The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the Young Adult Fiction – Historical/Cultural category. The story chronicles the struggles of headstrong Natasha to fit in at school where she is the only one who cannot speak English, and at home where she clashes with Aunt Vera and her two sons.  

***The Moonbeam Children’s Book  Awards  are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading.’ ***


Publisher's Note:

You can find our author interview with Katherine McCaughan here.

Congratulations, Katherine!