Karen Hood-Caddy is an avid nature lover and the author of five novels. Her first novel in The Wild Place Adventure Series, Howl, was nominated for the Canadian Library Associationâ€™s Book of the Year for Children Award and the Violet Downey Book Award. She lives on Georgian Bay, Ontario.
The Truth About Brave
Is Robin brave enough to do whatâ€™s right when everyone thinks sheâ€™s wrong?
No one is more passionate about rescuing hurt animals than Robin, except maybe her best friend Zo-Zo, who helps Robin run the familyâ€™s animal shelter, The Wild Place. When the two of them discover that a neighbourâ€™s chicken farm is really a factory farm, they both want to stop it. Zo-Zo argues that radical action is required, but Robin is worried about getting into trouble with her dad, or even worse, the local sheriff.Â Is it ever okay to break the law to stand up for what you believe in? And if it is, how will she find the courage to do whatâ€™s right, even when others think sheâ€™s wrong?
Although The Truth about Brave is a novel full of troubled children, Hood-Caddy does a good job resolving these serious issues in a realistic way.