Nomi - the little girl from The Family with Two Front Doors - is now Nana Nomi, standing in her kitchen in Melbourne, a long way from Poland, a long time after losing much of her family in the holocaust. Her granddaughter Anna gets into all sorts of scrapes - like glueing her baby sister's foot to a plank of wood (then worrying she'll have to live like that forever). Anna and her family celebrate Passover, and birthdays and trips to the zoo, they also deal with prejudice, and other more serious sides of life. And through it all, Anna is on the hunt for the most beautiful doll she has ever seen...
AUTHOR: Anna Ciddor has made her name as a versatile writer and illustrator of fiction, travel and historical books for primary school children. Her Viking Magic fantasy series has earned her fans throughout the world. Her previous novel, the Family With Two Front Doors was a CBCA Notable book in 2017. The Surprise Faimly is a fictionalised account of Anna's own childhood.