Author(s): Katrina Nannestad
He's the world's vaguest novelist. She's a shy and unusual child. Together, they're travelling the world, one book a time.
For the first ten years of Freja's life, she and her mother Clementine have roamed the Arctic in search of zoological wonders. Happy, content, together. Freja and Clem. Clem and Freja. But now, everything is changing, and Clementine must send Freja away to live with her old friend Tobias, a bestselling crime writer and, quite possibly, the most absent-minded man on earth.
Tobias isn't used to life with a child, and Freja isn't used to people at all, but together they'll stumble into an Italian adventure so big that it will change things forever ...
Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad returns with a delicious new series about family, friendship and finding yourself. Ages: 8+
Two lime spiders and a bowl of cherry trifle later, Freja felt full, warm and fuzzy.
"Drinking a lime spider is like slurping up a magic cloud of happiness." She sighed. "It's fluffy, sweet, colourful and creamy, and the merry tingle lingers long after the last slurp is gone."
Freja, who's spent her life travelling the Arctic with her mother in search of zoological wonders, is sent to live in Rome with the very absent-minded and best-selling crime writer, Tobias Appleby. Freja and Tobias soon find themselves swept up in a huge Italian adventure.
A story about family, friendship, and finding yourself, The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome is a warm-hearted read full of mystery, adventure, and absolutely delicious descriptions of food in every chapter. Plus it includes beautiful illustrations at the start of each chapter, including a map of Rome.