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Enjoy fantasy, friendship and fun as Pepper Masalah and Zamir finally take flight to Kashmir. This 5th book in the Pepper Masalah series

is coming soon!


Collect all 5 titles in this cultural and adventurous series.


In this 4th book, the carpet takes Pepper Masalah and Zamir back in time to Mughal Hindustan where the carpet hopes to find its original owner. But Zam is accused of stealing the carpet and is thrown into a dungeon...

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An inspiring and heartfelt story of one boy’s struggle in drought-stricken South Australia. The 3rd title in the inspiring Australian Disaster Zones series, edited by Lyn White.  

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The exciting series Beyond Borders was inspired by my own third-culture kids. It began with my teenaged daughter Lenore asking for a story about a kidnapping in Afghanistan. She wanted an adventure. That story turned into The War Within set in war torn Afghanistan where teenagers Jasper and Jaime learn about life before they escape.

When we returned to Australia I wrote about the culture shock we all experienced and especially of the girl Jaime attending Year 11 for the first time in a western country. After being brought up in Pakistan she finds the Australian way to do things totally weird. Even though she was born in Australia she feels Pakistani.

Dear Pakistan is a beautifully crafted story and a memorable read. Pegi Williams


The War Within is more than an adventure. Besides the issues of grief, culture and war, it explores the need for third culture kids to return to the place where they grew up, in order to fully adjust in adult life...Rosanne's observations of the TCK experience are profound. 

Beth Wyse, TEAMworld        

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Rosanne Hawke is an author of integrity who writes irresistible adrenaline-filled stories to explore important inner and external dilemmas and boundaries.

This is a beautiful story of growing up, loyalty and the amazing stength and resilience of families. The heart of this story is that we all need to know that we are loved and where we belong, and Finding Kerra does a wonderful job of showing this.

Rosanne Hawke often writes movingly of relocation. She is able to engage the feelings of the reader as the main character goes through the trauma of separation and removal.

Joy Lawn


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Rosanne Hawke has authored over 35 books for children and YA. She has been a teacher, an aidworker in Pakistan & the UAE, and a lecturer in Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide. She holds a PhD from the University of Adelaide in Creative Writing and Cornish-Australian Children’s Literature. Her books explore cultural and social issues, history, mystery, family and faith. She often writes of displacement, belonging and reconciliation and tells stories of children unheard. 


Her novels include Shahana: Through My Eyes and Taj and the Great Camel Trek, winner of the 2012 Adelaide Festival Award for Children’s Literature, shortlisted in the Patricia Wrightson Prize and Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. She is the 2015 recipient of the Nance Donkin award and is a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna, and May Gibbs Fellow. Rosanne is a Bard of Cornwall and lives in country SA in an ancient Cornish farmhouse with underground rooms.

I acknowledge the Ngadjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work. I also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging.

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