A collection of true stories about kids and courage. Some of them are extraordinary kids - high-born or super-intelligent or super-talented - and some are ordinary kids who do extraordinary things like saving a life or leading a crusade.
Ordinary kids doing extraordinary things. Extraordinary kids trying to live ordinary lives. Real kids doing it tough
From the wolf girls of India to a 14-year-old Olympic champion; from Iqbal Masih, the inspirational 12-year-old human rights activist, to the Dalai Lama; from Auschwitz to outback Australia, Tough Stuff is packed with true stories that show what kids are made of.
It's about children who have protested, rebelled, prayed, saved lives, earned a fortune, lost everything, become world-famous, or survived oppression and war.
It's about kids making a difference in the adult world. It's about kids and courage.
Tough Stuff is pacy, poignant, confronting. It speaks directly to children about things that matter.
Kirsty Murray has lived in several countries, and worked as a forest ranger, artist and teacher, among other things. Now she is a full-time writer and editor. Kirsty lives in Melbourne with her husband, six children and a dog.
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
12 - 16