Red Sand, Blue Skyby Cathy Applegate Published 01 Jan 1970
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This funny and surprising mystery/adventure is set in the brilliant desert landscape of the Australian outback. Twelve-year-old Amy arrives from Melbourne, unsettled by the starkly different landscape and people. There she meets an Aboriginal girl, Lana, who seems as different as anyone could be—in Amy’s eyes. As they learn more about each other’s cultures, they also find that they share the loss of their mothers, and their friendship deepens. Soon they are working together to uncover a sinister plot—which may put unto jeopardy everything and everyone they hold dear.
"Red Sand, Blue Sky" Reviews
Really interesting story!
Red Sand, Blue Sky is not one of our favorite books, but the action toward the end did keep my boys at the edge of their seats, so to speak, as I was reading it aloud. They were supposed to be washing dishes and cleaning up the kitchen, but I had to stop and remind them often to get back to work—they were hanging on every word!
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The story started off like a sweet tale of two very different girls becoming friends in spite of the odds. But about halfway through it changed into a grand, exciting adventure. Although perhaps geared more toward girls, many boys will like enough pieces of it to have them try reading it.
My daughter and I enjoyed this book, the book when from being pretty average to very exciting. The ending left a lot to be desired.
i loved this book. and it took place were i have always wanted to go!(Australian out back) it was a fantastic story i loved.