Author(s): Katherine Goode
Neary plunged her hand into the bag and pulled out two long elastic chains. 'It's a Cambodian game,' she said. 'It's called Jumping to the Heavens. You must jump very high. But don't worry. If you have trouble, I'll jump and save you.' The stories in Jumping to Heaven are based on the true experiences of refugee children who have migrated to Australia. Their stories are sad, scary, thought-provoking and sometimes funny. Above all they are stories of courage and hope, sometimes against overwhelming odds.
Katherine Goode is the author of "If I Had a Swimming Pool," "It's Raining," and "Waiting for the Rain." She is a former staff writer for "The Advertiser," "Australian Jewish News," and "The Australian Women's Weekly."