Message in a Sock

Message in a Sock

Tammy is safe at home, but her heart is with her father at the warfront. While her mother knits socks for the soldiers, Tammy slips a message inside each pair. But will her one special message find her father, and bring him safely home?

Based on a true exchange between Lance Corporal A. McDougall and a young girl, Message in a Sock is a gorgeous collage-style tale which pays respect to the ANZACs and their families, a century after the end of World War I.



NSW Premier’s History Awards, Younger Readers' Category, 2019.


WAYRBA Western Australia Young Readers Book Awards 2019


Historical Category, Northern Lights Book Awards, USA 2019


Message in a Sock is a window into one of the more positive stories of World War I; it is a tribute to individuals who make a difference and the importance of being part of something much larger than yourself.’

Louise Pfanner

- Books + Publishing, March 2018.

‘Transporting the reader to a moment in history, this story explores and celebrates female heroes while honouring the ANZACs and their families.’

Raquel Mayman

- Reading Time, CBCA, June 2018.

‘Through the gentlest of lyrics, Kaye shares the wonder of a community supporting absent soldiers.’

Jo Burnell

- Kids' Book Review, April 2018.

Book Details

Illustrator Narelda Joy
Publisher MidnightSun
ISBN 9781925227383
Page 32 pages
Reading Age 4+ years

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