There is a fire coming, and we need to move quickly.
Mum and Dad start packing bags, grabbing woollen blankets, the first-aid kit, torches, and then the photo albums.
Dad puts Ruby on her lead and ties her up near the back door.
My chest feels hollow, like a birdcage.
REMEMBERING BLACK SATURDAY
Atmospheric and intensely moving, The House on the Mountain is the story of a family experiencing a bushfire, its devastating aftermath, and the long process of healing and rebuilding.
At its core, this is a simple story that tackles a terrifying event gracefully. Ella’s prose is lyrical and David Cox’s illustrations are stunning, leaving the reader with a sense of hope and admiration at the family’s ability to rebuild their lives.
This important story is courageously read by author Ella Holcombe herself.
Allen & Unwin,