An authorised biography of burns surgeon, inventor and Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood, written especially for ages 10+. An inspiring true story of spirit and stamina, generosity and courage. Narrative non-fiction. Part of the Aussie STEM Stars series.
“Cristy Burne brings Fiona’s story to life, giving the reader insight into her childhood, celebrating her success and exploring the struggles and prejudice she faced throughout her professional career. Born to a family of coal miners, Fiona fought for her right to an education and to follow her dreams. The 2002 Bali bombings brought her important work in the field of burns to the attention of the public and cemented her as important figure in Australian history. Burne’s treatment of Fiona’s story balances the personal and the factual, making it accessible, while Fiona’s love of invention and discovery and her can-do attitude make her a strong role model, opening up a world of possibilities to young people. Perfect for a 10–13 readership”Books+Publishing