Looking For Blondie

Crime novel for late primary school and early high school-age readers in the Waves series. Justine’s uncle is famous writing crime thrillers, but he caught up a real-life mystery when blonde doll that his mascot disappears from desk, swiftly followed by disappearance of Kara across street. Author’s previous titles include ‘What are ya?’, winner Angus Robertson Junior Writers Fellowship, ‘Mr Enigmatic’, 1995 New South Wales Premier’s Prize Children’s Literature.

An anthropologist proves that animals really do experience emotions, describing through a number of specific cases how elephants, housecats and baboons exhibited signs grieving upon experiencing loss mate, sibling or child.