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Something About Alaska

Something About Alaska cover
Something About Alaska cover
by J. A. Cooper

PB 224 | 198 x 128 | $19.99
ISBN: 9780987380975 | September 2022
Young Adult | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

‘It’s a wicked cold, the Alaska winter, and can kill a man in a second…’

Nearing 15, Zac Greene travels to Alaska to re-connect with the father he’s only ever known from a distance. But Zac’s dad is a lone wolf – a wounded soul who’d rather drown his regrets in a bottle of bourbon than confront the mistakes of his past. As Zac struggles to earn his father’s approval, things spiral out of control forcing Zac to take his chances with the Alaskan winter. Whatever hope remains for father and son quickly fades, as Zac is forced to hitchhike to escape the hostile weather and soon finds himself sharing a remote cabin with a total stranger… and his gun.

‘They say you don’t know your enemies from your friends until the ice breaks beneath your feet…’

‘A beautifully crafted coming-of-age story, set in the unforgiving Alaskan winter, that sensitively explores the power of forgiveness.’ Cameron Nunn, author of Echo in the Memory

Something About Alaska is like the Northern Lights: huge and wild, unpredictable and joyful, evocative and beautiful. A startling debut by J.A. Cooper.’ Rosanne Hawke

Wild Bush Days

Wild Bush Days cover
Wild Bush Days cover
Written by Penny Harrison, illustrated by Virginia Gray

HB 32 | 210 x 295 | $29.99 | ISBN: 9780987380906
August 2022 | Picture Book | MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Jessie Hickman was Australia’s bold, but little-known, Lady Bushranger. Raised in the circus during the early 1900s, she later turned to a life of crime and cattle hustling. She used her skills as a rough-rider and tightrope walker to elude police, often hiding in a cave, deep in the mountains. Continue reading Wild Bush Days

Random Acts of Unkindness

Random Acts of Unkindness
Random Acts of Unkindness
by Anna Mandoki

PB 352 | 234 x 153 | $29.99 | IBSN: 9780987226587
July 2022 | Fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

In an all-too-recognisable Melbourne of the near future, the lives of three very different women become intertwined.

Emily is a researcher at the University, carrying out experiments on overcrowding in rats. Free-spirited Amala is an international student feeling the strong tug of home. Roz is a struggling photographer who has visions of the future, although she tries her best to ignore them.

When Roz foresees a terrible tragedy, she is finally driven to act. But can she turn things around once a direction has already been set? As events rapidly escalate Continue reading Random Acts of Unkindness

The Rider on the Bridge

The Rider on the Bridge cover
The Rider on the Bridge cover
by Scott Pearce

PB 192 | 234 x 153 | $29.99
ISBN: 9780987226556 | 18 May 2022
Fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

‘It is a good story, although I cannot say it is true. Like most stories I suppose there is some truth in it, but the absence of truth does not diminish the story, does it?’ In late autumn, Kitten, so named by a girl he met long ago, sits and remembers an aching adolescence; not of lost love and romance, but of wild and unbound Continue reading The Rider on the Bridge

Xenoflight

Xenoflight cover
Xenoflight cover
by Nean McKenzie

PB 240 pages | 198 x 128 | $17.99
IBSN: 9780987226518 | May 2022
Middle-Grade Fiction
Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Apart from her flying pet ferret Fernando and her auntie Carla, 13-year-old Nessa Santiago is alone. Her mother died in a circus accident and she has never known her father. But when the day finally comes for Nessa to meet him, everything goes wrong. Her auntie unexpectedly leaves in a helicopter and a menacing Cryptid Hunter, who captures unusual creatures like Fernando, shows up instead. In order to keep Fernando safe, Nessa must Continue reading Xenoflight

The Rat-Catcher’s Apprentice

The Rat-Catcher's Apprentice cover
The Rat-Catcher’s Apprentice cover
by Maggie Jankuloska

PB 192 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227949 | $17.99
Middle-grade fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | March 2022
Distributed by NewSouth Books

It’s 1665. Rats have infested homes and alleys in Marie Perrin’s provincial French town. Twelve-year-old Marie is set to become a maid, although she hungers for adventure. However, one mistake alters her fate and as punishment she is forced to Continue reading The Rat-Catcher’s Apprentice

Tank Water

Tank Water cover
Tank Water cover
by Michael Burge

PB 300 | 234 x 153 | ISBN: 9781925227888 | $29.99
Novel | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | October 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

James Brandt didn’t look back when he got away from his rural hometown as a teenager. Now, he’s returned to Kippen for the first time in twenty years because his cousin Tony has been found dead under the local bridge.

The news that Tony has left him the entire family farm triggers James’s journalistic curiosity — and his anxiety — both of which cropped up during his turbulent journey to adulthood. But it is the unexpected homophobic attack he survives that draws James into Continue reading Tank Water

The Lanternist

The Lanternist
The Lanternist
by Stephen Orr, illustrated by Timothy Ide

PB 400 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227840 | $19.99
YA Fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | July 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

1901. The slide clunks into the lantern, and Phantoms come alive on the wall. The father-and-son Magic Lantern team of Bert and Tom Eliot are masters of The Art of the Story. The only problem is that they are missing a wife and mother. Then one morning eleven-year-old Tom wakes to find his father missing, too. Continue reading The Lanternist

The Colour of Music

The Colour of Music cover
The Colour of Music cover
Written by Lisa Tiffen, illustrated by Matt Ottley

HB 32 | 210 x 297 | ISBN: 9781925227871
$29.99 | Picture book
June 2021 | MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Molly can see the music. Colours flash brilliantly as she listens. The music takes her on a journey into places filled with colour, revealing connections between music, emotions, and the world we live in. Continue reading The Colour of Music

The Plastic Throne

The Plastic Throne
The Plastic Throne
Written by Amani Uduman, illustrated by Kera Bruton

HB 32 | 210 x 210 | ISBN: 9781925227802
$24.99 | Picture book
MidnightSun Publishing | March 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Denver flushes all kinds of things down the toilet but never stops to think about what happens to them once they are gone. One night, while he sleeps, the ocean begins to stir, no longer able to suppress its fury over how it’s being treated. Can Denver and his sister Maisy make things right before it’s too late? Continue reading The Plastic Throne

The Breaking

The Breaking cover
The Breaking cover
by Irma Gold

PB 272 | 234 x 153 | ISBN: 9781925227819 | $29.99
Novel | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | March 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Hannah Bird has just arrived in Thailand. Disoriented and out of her depth, she meets Deven, a fierce and gutsy Australian expat who sweeps her into thrilling adventures rescuing elephants.

As they head deeper and deeper into the fraught world of elephant tourism, their lives become tangled in ways Hannah never imagined. But how far will they go to save a life? Continue reading The Breaking

The Ghost Squad

The Ghost Squad cover
The Ghost Squad cover
by Sophie Masson

PB 448 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227772 | $19.99
YA Fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | February 2021
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Imagine a world where all seems normal and yet nothing is — a world very much like our own, yet jarringly unlike. A world where two clandestine organisations, the Ghost Squad and the Base, are engaged in a secret battle for control of information so dangerous it could literally change life as humans have always known it… Continue reading The Ghost Squad

Mountain Arrow

Mountain Arrow cover
Mountain Arrow cover
by Rachel Hennessy

PB 368 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227741
$19.99 | Young Adult | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | November 2020
Distributed by NewSouth Books

The second book in The Burning Days series

The River People and the Mountain People have survived for another season. But at what cost? Pandora has returned to her village. She is haunted both by her failure to bring her friend home and the vision she has seen of the last days, The Burning, when creatures swarmed the city. How did these monsters come into being in the first place? And are the last remnants of humanity really safe from them? Continue reading Mountain Arrow

Esmeralda’s Nest

Esmeralda
Esmeralda
written by Robert Moore, illustrated by Mandy Foot

HB 32 | 215 x 215
ISBN: 9781925227666 | $29.99
Picture book | October 2020
MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Each day Esmeralda collects a variety of objects and waddles down the hill.

Everyone wonders why the Saddleback sow is carrying a bottle, fencing wire and a pair of trousers in her mouth.

Only Esmeralda knows. Nothing will stop her. Continue reading Esmeralda’s Nest

Ling Li’s Lantern

Ling Li's Lantern cover
Ling Li’s Lantern cover
Written by Steve Heron, illustrated by Benjamin Johnston

HB 32 | 210 x 297 | ISBN: 9781925227673 | $29.99
Picture book | September 2020
MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

After she is set a challenge to test her wisdom, Ling Li returns from the village marketplace with only a lantern to light her way. How will she prove herself to her father?

Ling Li’s Lantern is a heart-warming story about compassion, kindness and the true nature of Continue reading Ling Li’s Lantern