The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn

Kate Gordon


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Lonely orphan Wonder Quinn lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy crow for company. Every year she hopes to make a true friend and every year her heart breaks when she doesn't. But when a spirited new student, Mabel Clattersham, befriends her in class, Wonder's dreams seem to be coming true. As the girls grow closer, Wonder discovers her friend has a list of strange wishes: Throw a pie, leap into the sky, break someone's heart ... What is Mabel's big secret? Can Wonder protect her heart from being broken all over again? The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn is an enchanting fairytale celebrating friendship, bravery and the importance of staying true to yourself.


Kate Gordon:
Kate Gordon grew up in a very bookish house, in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. After studying performing arts and realising she was a terrible actor, Kate decided to become a librarian. She never stopped writing and, in 2009, she won a Varuna fellowship. Kate’s first book, Three Things About Daisy Blue, was published in 2010. Since then she has written a number of books. Her most recent publications are the young adult novel Girl Running, Boy Falling and the younger reader series Juno Jones: Word Ninja.