A Friend for Petros – Donkin, Nance

<p>A Friend for Petros</p>

Title

A Friend for Petros

Author

Donkin, Nance

Illustrator

Rowe, Gavin

Publisher

Hamish Hamilton

Published Date

1974

Annotation

Petros is seven-years-old when he comes to Australia from Greece. He is very homesick, missing his pet donkey, Annoula, and hating everything. His cousin, Taki, helps him feel happy until Taki is no longer around. Then Petros must find courage and strength to make friends. He finds a friend in Dick, but it is a tiny puppy that really makes him feel at home.

Key Concepts

Family, Immigration, Friendship, Resilience

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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