Rosemary Hayes

Series: The Travellers
Interest Age: 9 - 13 Years old
Reading Age: 10 Years old
Published: 27 August 2015
AR Book Level: TBC
Book Band: TBC
Catch Up Level: TBC
Lexile Level: TBC
Pages: 102pp
Words: 15,784 words

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781781279694
Ebook (format)
ISBN: 9781781279731


Lizzie's time in Year Six is coming to an end. All her 'gorger' (non-gypsy) friends - including Tess - are going on to secondary school, but Lizzie's dad wants her to stay back at the traveller site and look after the younger kids, so her mum can earn money as a cleaner. Lizzie may not be much good at reading or writing, but she is a really talented artist. Can Lizzie find a way to go to art college? And how could she possibly get her dad to agree to such an outlandish plan?

Focusing on one of the four main characters in the series 'The Travellers', this book is a great read as well as an effective way of coming to understand the world of travelling (gypsy) communities, through the eyes of one of four young teenagers. Offering interesting insights into the way travelling communities live and work, and contradicting many stereotypical assumptions about travellers and non-travellers alike, this book is perfect for any reader who wishes to know more about a different way of life.


"Lizzie is a good book with lots of interesting descriptive words. Although it is a fiction book, it gives you good information about the travelling community. I like it because it is a nice, short book and would be suitable for younger teenage readers"

Lauren Sutton, Balerno Community High for Teen Titles