Author(s): Jan Ormerod
When Papa takes the sandalwood he has cut into town, it is fifty miles along sand tracks, and he will be away a long time. Then Lizzie and Mama and baby are all alone in the little house in the bush. Despite the hard work and isolation, Lizzie's playful spirit carries her through, and turns the hardship into fun.
Jan Ormerod is the much-loved and award-winning children's author of Maudie and Bear, which won the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia Award for Book of the Year - in the Early Childhood category.