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  • Published: 3 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9780759320291
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

The Red Cardigan




Who is the girl in the red cardigan?

Who is the girl in the red cardigan?

Sometimes Evie sees things that other people don’t. She’s wary of the other kids at school, of what they might see in her drawings, or of what they would say if they knew she was different. So most of the time she blocks it all out and pretends she’s just like everyone else.

But a missing girl is trying to tell Evie something. A girl who is very persistent, who will not give up until she is found. A girl who once wore the red cardigan Evie now wears. And Evie can no longer ignore the question that needs an answer … Who is the girl in the red cardigan?

  • Published: 3 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9780759320291
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

J.C. Burke

J.C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, she grew up in a world of noise, drama and books, but she decided to become a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer. Since Burke started writing in 1999, she has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including Children's Book Council Notable Books White Lies and The Red Cardigan, Aurealis Awards finalist Nine Letters Long, The Story of Tom Brennan, Faking Sweet, Starfish Sisters, Ocean Pearl, Pig Boy and Pretty Girl. The Story of Tom Brennan won the 2006 CBC Book of the Year - Older Readers and the 2006 Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature and it is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2012. Jane lives in Sydney with her family.

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Praise for The Red Cardigan

A spooky, vivid page-turner. You may never want to wear your red cardigan again!

Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, Australian Centre for Youth Literature

A powerful story of psychological realism [that] moves swiftly into the territory of crime mystery for a dramatic resolution.

Ernie Tucker, English in Australia

This paranormal thriller will have you holding your breath at every turn.

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