Short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Book Award, 2005
It’s summer 1950, and for 11-year-old French Canadian Sophie LaGrange, Camp Latona on British Columbia’s Gambier Island promises to be pure bliss. But then Sophie has to buddy up with a strange, unfriendly Jewish refugee girl named Ginette and things go sour. Soon Sophie learns that Ginette has her own secrets and anxieties, worries that explain the girl’s seemly bizarre behaviour.
Norma Charles's first children's book, See You Later, Alligator, sold over 100,000 copies.
... the tone carries an a 1950's innocence and allows the reader to explore the coast, the displacement of children after the war, and the power of friendship ... Young girls who have been to camp or are planning on going to camp will find this a fun read.