'Sunshine on Vinegar Street' by Karen Comer

By Karen Comer

A sweet and emotional novel about friendship, family and accepting change from a fresh new voice.

Freya’s world is turned upside down when she and her mum move to inner-city Melbourne…

Stuck in a new apartment on the eleventh floor and Freya is afraid of lifts.

Stuck in a new basketball team where not everyone likes a killer new player.

Stuck in a classroom of kids who don’t know Freya is a donor-conceived baby.

Stuck, just like little Audrey in the Skipping Girl sign suspended in mid-air over the suburb of Abbotsford.

Being the new girl makes Freya feel like a dark cloud on a summer’s day. Can she figure out how to belong on Vinegar Street?

‘Very tender and also very funny – a tumbling collage of words and wonderings, fears and triumphs, where the child’s world is both the hard, real thing and the stuff of magic,’ —URSULA DUBOSARSKY, Australian Children’s Laureate 2020-2021

Sunshine on Vinegar Street

'Sunshine on Vinegar Street' by Karen Comer