Whimsy & Woe
McRitchie, Rebecca, author.

Whimsy & Woe

McRitchie, Rebecca, author.


Personal Author
McRitchie, Rebecca, author.

Publication Information
Sydney, N.S.W. Angus&Robertson, 2017.

Physical Description
400 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Premier’s Reading Challenge (NSW) grades 5-6
Premier’s Reading Challenge (NSW) grades 5-6.

Series Title
Premier’s Reading Challenge (NSW) grades 5-6
Premier’s Reading Challenge (NSW) grades 5-6.

After being abandoned by their thespian parents one afternoon while playing their weekly family game of hide-and-seek, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline. Forced to work in her boarding house, looking after the guests, sharpening the thorns of every plant in the poisonous plant garden and listening to off-key renditions of 'Fish Are Friends Too' - an aria made famous by the legendary Magnus Montgomery - Whimsy and Woe lose all hope that their parents will someday return. Until one day, quite by accident, the siblings stumble upon a half-charred letter that sets them on a course to freedom and finding their parents.

Subject Term
Abandoned children -- Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Boardinghouses -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Aunts -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.

Added Author
Kretschmar, Sonia,


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
CarlingfordPRC 3 (Years 5-6)J MACRCarlingfordJunior Fiction
EppingPRC 3 (Years 5-6)J MACREppingJunior Fiction
ErmingtonPRC 3 (Years 5-6)J MACRErmingtonJunior Fiction
ParramattaPRC 3 (Years 5-6)J MACRParramattaJunior Fiction
Wentworth PointPRC 3 (Years 5-6)J MACRWentworth PointJunior Fiction