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Bailey Finch Takes a Stand

Bailey’s mum had always said that being by the creek with Bailey and her dad was as good as it gets. She had shown Bailey sap glistening on tree trunks. They had crouched together to nudge a beetle onto a leaf. They had sat on the creek’s edge with their bare feet in the water.

It’s one year since Bailey’s mum died. And her dad doesn’t seem to care much about anything. But Bailey still spends afternoons by the creek with her dog, Sheba.

Until Sheba gets sick—very sick—from something she must have swallowed while swimming in the creek. And Bailey notices all the rubbish polluting the waterway.

Between visits to Sheba in the vet hospital, Bailey tries to find a way to make the creek safe for Sheba and other animals. And through her unexpected friendship with Israel, a quiet boy who knows about endangered species, Bailey Finch finds the courage to take a stand.

Bailey Finch Takes a Stand is a moving story about love and loss, about caring for the environment and standing up to make change happen.


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Ingrid Laguna
About the Author

Ingrid Laguna is a writer and a teacher. She lives in Melbourne. Ingrid has written four books, including Songbird, Sunflower and Bailey Finch Takes a Stand.

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31 August 2021
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‘Bailey Finch reminds us that change is possible when good people take a stand. A beautiful, inspiring tale about a true hero.’

‘Sparkles with hope…I cheered and cried for Bailey, who is adventurous, brave and determined to change the world.’

A gentle story about starting over, making friends and finding a place in the world…a worthy addition to school libraries.’

‘A beautiful story full of hope, heartache and love.’

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  • Bailey Finch Takes a Stand
    ISBN: 9781922459244
    31 August 2021
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