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10-year-old Freya Patel thinks it is RUBBISH her family are living on her Gran’s farm in Australia for a year, leaving everything she knows behind in London.

Emma Lloyd is excited to have a girl her own age come to live next door. She’s lived on her family dairy farm her whole life. Can such different girls be friends?

When Maisie the cow gets in trouble, they must join forces to save her newborn calf. Summer Brook Spring will delight readers 7+ who love books, animals, and stories about friendship. It is the first book in the Summer Brook Besties series, which follows Freya and Emma's adventures at Summer Brook Farm in Queensland's Scenic Rim.

Author Lynne Lumsden Green has created a cosy escape to a place where life isn't easy, but people are kind. It is based her childhood experiences on farms around South East Queensland, and visits to the farm that inspired the story. A zoologist by training, she weaves interesting scientific information into the story that will excite curiosity.

Paperback editions feature original chapter illustrations by Ipswich artist Caitlyn McPherson.

About The Author

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Lynne Lumsden Green has twin bachelor degrees in both Science and the Arts, giving her the balance between rationality and creativity. She spent fifteen years as the Science Queen for HarperCollins Voyager Online. These days, she captains the Writing Race for the Australian Writers Marketplace on Facebook, when not writing.

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