Tessa Macintosh is devastated when her mother gives her a silkie bantam instead of the puppy she’s been hoping for.

How can a rooster be her friend, keep her company and scare away Matteo Spiteri and his demented dog?

Tessa discovers that her mum’s choice of pet gives her all that and more.

Published by Lothian Books, 2003.

“You will love this book but you will also cry your heart out, as I did.”

Connor, Gr 6.

Freedom Ride by Australian author Sue Lawson

Notable Book

2004 Children’s Book Council of Australia

Book of the Year: Younger Readers