Books by Joanne Horniman

Joanne Horniman grew up in a country town in northern NSW. She read books, rode her bicycle around the countryside, and had a glove puppet theatre company with her best friend. They 'toured' their show to all the classes in the school. On leaving school


ABOUT A GIRL by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Lyrical, subtle and lovely, but perhaps more tragic than is really necessary. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In evocative, crafted language, this Australian import chronicles a poignant first romance between two older teen girls. Read full book review >
LITTLE WING by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"As a stand-alone novel this works well, but is even more effective when paired with the companion work. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This companion work to Mahalia (2004) presents the story of infant Mahalia's mother, where its predecessor chronicled her father's struggles with teen parenthood. Read full book review >
A CHARM OF POWERFUL TROUBLE by Joanne Horniman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2005

"Atmospheric and exotic, but doesn't add up to more than a series of pretty set pieces."
Australian Horniman's second novel to appear here (after Mahalia, 2003) feels like a tender first: a lushly emotive, coming-of-age saga about a lesbian girl and her enigmatic half-sister. Read full book review >
MAHALIA by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: April 8, 2003

"A refreshingly honest addition to the lean offerings depicting teen dads. (Fiction. YA)"
In this Australian take on a teen-Dad-raising-a-baby story, newcomer Horniman offers readers a more literary and more emotional recounting than Margaret Bechard's Hanging on to Max (2002). Read full book review >