Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon
Published: 2022 by Penguin Random House
Level: Primary Years (3-5)
Set after World War Two, this is the heart-warming story of a girl who loves writing stories and who desperately wants a dog. Mama says no but Zadie Ma is not deterred and eventually realises her dream. Knowing she can’t take the dog home, Zadie enlists the help of her fearless new friend and neighbour, Sparrow. Things don’t go according to plan and disaster threatens. Will Zadie Ma be able to restore her relationship with Mama and keep the dog? Better suited for the more able readers in this age group.