Huda Was Here

by H. Hayek
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Published: 4th April 2023

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Number of Pages: 288

For Ages: 9 - 13 years old

For Grades: 4 - 8

Publisher: A&U Children's

Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13 x 2

Weight (kg): 0.22

Huda hatches a bold plan to help her dad get a job - which lands her and her brother in all kinds of trouble. A delightful and hilarious story from a CBCA award-winning author, about a lion-hearted girl who just wants the best for her family.

Huda yawns loudly and stretches out her arms. Almost like she's bored in science class and waiting for the bell to go for lunch. Except we're not at school, we're in police custody. Because of her stupid idea.

When her dad loses his job as a security officer and has to work interstate, Huda convinces her brother Akeal to sneak out at night to make mischief, hoping to force their dad's bosses to hire him back.

As their misdeeds escalate, will the daring duo be able to outsmart the authorities? How much are they willing to risk for family unity - and what else might they uncover along the way?

A thoroughly entertaining story full of hijinks, courage and hilarity.

Praise for the CBCA shortlisted Huda and Me:

'An irresistible invitation to young readers to embrace a story that is wonderfully fresh.' Randa Abdel-Fattah

'Sparkling with mischief, adventure and family love, Huda and Me is a gem of a story.' Kirsty Murray

'Big adventure, big laughs and big heart.' Nat Amoore

'A fresh and tender tale that will leave an imprint on your heart.' Oliver Phommavanh

About the Author

H. Hayek is the second-youngest of seven children, born to Lebanese-Australian parents. She was born in Adelaide, grew up in Perth and now lives in Melbourne. She struggled with reading and writing through her earliest years at school, but knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to work with words. After completing a degree in Mass Communication (Journalism & Public Relations) she went on to graduate with a degree in Teaching. She has worked as a primary school teacher in Melbourne's west and as a journalist. But above all, writing stories involving unique kids, with unique backgrounds, has been her passion. H. Hayek enjoys exploring themes of identity - what it means to be Australian, Muslim, and Lebanese. She also enjoys being a little bit mischievous.

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