The front cover of the book 'Courageous Kids and Their Amazing Adventures'.
by Stephanie Owen Reeder, illustrated by Liz Duthie

Stephanie Owen Reeder’s Heritage Heroes series celebrates stories of incredible survival, persistence and resilience by young people. This book binds together the five original, beloved stories with two brand new ones:

• Brave Bee and the Castaway Kids
• Will the Wonderkid and the Elusive Treasure
• Amazing Grace and the Sinking Ship
• Lennie the Legend and the Remarkable Ride
• Marvellous Miss May and the Wondrous Circus
• Clever Quong Tart and the New Gold Mountain
• Valiant Jane and the Disappearing Trail

Liz Duthie’s occasional illustrations give young readers a visual springboard for imagining the story, and picturing themselves as these courageous young people.

About the author

Described as ‘The Story Whisperer’ for her ability to discover and bring to life amazing true stories from Australia’s past, Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder is a Canberra-based author, illustrator, editor and reviewer. Stephanie writes and illustrates books for both children and adults, as well as reviewing children’s books.

About the illustrator

Liz Duthie is an internationally published children’s book illustrator, visual artist, art educator and community arts based in Djaara Country, (Castlemaine, Victoria), who rejoices in using traditional media.

Meet the Courageous Kids

Teachers' Notes