Trish Bowles Illustrator


Book Cover - Home Child

Home Child

London 1950: a father makes the heart-wrenching decision to send four of his children to New Zealand for a better life. They will never see their father again.

Based on the true story of Nelson resident Pat Brown, Home Child gently captures the experience of child migrants sent from poverty in the UK to adoption with families in New Zealand after the Second World War.

Written by Dawn McMillan
Published by Oratia Books

For further information refer to the publishers website: You’ll find links to their blog and more information about Home Child and the child migrant story.

Oratia have been shortlisted again for the 2019 BOP Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, Oceania section.