Are you looking for a great read for young kids over the holidays? Why not give this a go!
Craig Smicks is not getting on with his father. In order to restore peace in the household, Craig is sent to holiday with his aunt and uncle in a small regional town in Queensland, Australia.
Craig's aunt notices his need for glasses but an error is made with the prescription and Craig is able to temporarily see magical happenings around him, including the discovery of an amazing, invisible staircase on the side of the town's giant silos.
Accompanied by new-found friends, Craig discovers a magical new dimension that is rife with adventure and seems to possess a special ability to remind him of his poor choices and their consequences.
Craig's negative attitude sends him headlong into an adventure featuring Australian animals, characters, history, flora and fauna. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery aided by the mysterious happenings in the country.
I am an Australian author living with my husband in Brisbane. Many of my published books were written for young children.
Currently, I am enjoying writing for adults, exploring different genres.
My interests include writing, illustration and animation techniques.
To view my videos & animations, made with children in mind, please visit my website at
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Received this lovely comment recently:
"So what do you do on a rainy afternoon?
You make a special sipping latte and settle down to read the best children's novel ever! You did an amazing job - so many twists and turns in it, it is truly special!