Illustrated by Jennifer Harrison. A country child, Alice ran barefoot. On smooth waxed floorboards, over dusty clay in the yard, through icy water in the creek…she refused to wear shoes. After losing her sight and hearing through illness, Alice found her way to language through tactile signing, becoming known as ‘Australia’s Helen Keller’. Published by MidnightSun Publishing. Publication date 1 July 2023. ISBN 978 1922 858 139. $29.99. Pre-order through Dymock’s online.
Author’s website juliethorndyke.com/alices-shoe.