21 July 2008
In Volcano Child, 16-year-old Isabel must step into the shoes of Mother, who has left to work in London as a maid. Father is fading away like a ghost and little Mouse digs in the back yard thinking he can tunnel to the other side of the world to fetch Mother. But things are not all they seem ...
Author Candy Gourlay mines a treasure trove of true stories from her time as a journalist in the Philippines. But why this website about a novel in progress? Read the answer here.
Contact Candy Gourlay
- CandyGourlay.com is my portfolio which includes graphic design, photography and journalism. But what I really want to do is write for kids, so there.
- Notes From the Slushpile is reportage on writing for children and a good way to avoid washing dishes
- YA author Scott Westerfeld inspired me to blog the progress of my manuscript, come what may
- Great photos of Philippine volcanoes can be found on photographer Tommy Bombon's website, Robert S. Gardner's great travel album and photographer Per-Andre Hoffman's portfolio (the bottom left image on the masthead is by Per-Andre)
- The best eruption photo in the world was taken by photojournalist Alberto Garcia
- Wikipedia on Mount Pinatubo whose deadly eruption is the basis for the action bits of this story
- Life After The End of the World
- Grace Nono Sings a Lullaby to Migrant Workers
- Burma: a Natural Disaster or Political Calamity?
- Madonna Decena on Britain's Got Talent
- Selvakumar Knew Better: a picture book on the tsun...
- Children at Christ's Table - Joey Velasco's Prayer...
- People In the News - Real People
- Island Children at Work and at Play
- An Acrobatic Childhood in Shanghai
- Siobhan Dowd
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