Melanie and the Night Animal
by Gillian Rubinstein
Everyone thinks eight-year-old Melanie Wright is timid and shy, but she’s not really. It’s just that she likes to take her time over new things and new people. Moving to a new house means that she has too many things to do at once – start at a different school, meet the boys next door, and walk to school with Jasmine Hardcastle, who thinks she’s a baby – but Melanie meets her problems in her own time and in her own way.
This is a funny and perceptive book about facing fears and making friends.
Winner Children’s Book Council Book of the Year – Younger Readers, 1989
- Year of Publication: 1988
- Genre: Literature
- Audience: Children