This funny and surprising mystery/adventure is set in the brilliant desert landscape of the Australian outback. Twelve-year-old Amy arrives from Melbourne, unsettled by the starkly different landscape and people. There she meets an Aboriginal girl, Lana, who seems as different as anyone could be—in Amy’s eyes. As they learn more about each other’s cultures, they also find that they share the loss of their mothers, and their friendship deepens. Soon they are working together to uncover a sinister plot—which may put unto jeopardy everything and everyone they hold dear.
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One of two titles (along with Barbara Wilson's A Clear Spring-277-7) launching the Girls First! mystery/adventure series, AMar 18 2002 | Read Full Review of Red Sand Blue Sky (Girls First!)