Mary is a quiet girl. Her family makes so much noise they hardly notice her – or anything else. Until Mary, in her own gentle way, shows them what they’ve been missing.
‘Peter Carnavas’ storytelling is as joyfully entertaining and empowering as ever and A Quiet Girl’s poignant message is sure to stay with its readership, long after the story is finished.’ The CBCA’s Reading Time
‘A Quiet Girl by Peter Carnavas is something of a shout-out to all the kids who get overlooked because they lack confidence or happen to be more introspective. Carnavas’ illustrations have a delicate, hand-drawn quality; and while the colours are subdued, they vividly capture Mary’s emotional language.’ The Sydney Morning Herald
‘Peter Carnavas has written a sweet story that will show youngsters that there is a lot be gained from being quiet and seeing and hearing all the beauty that is around us every day... This is a winner. Do not miss it. Five stars.’ Seattle Book Review