Elena Arevalo Melville
(Scallywag Press)- hardback
Clara comes to the park in the hope of playing. Yet she is alone. She places a battered ‘Umbrella’ on a bench. It thanks her. She is incredulous. ‘Umbrella’ speaks? ‘Umbrella’ tells Clara ‘Anything is possible.’ What can it mean? Could it be friends? Memories? Magic? A distraction from anger?
‘Umbrella’ is endorsed by Amnesty International’