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Pobby and Dingan are the imaginary friends of Kellyanne Williamson. When her dad takes her friends to the mine he unsuccessfully prospects in Australia and loses them. Even Ashmol, her disbelieving brother, joins in the hunt. But dad strays onto Old Sid's prospect and is accused of ratting (thieving) by the old miner. The police are called and dad is arrested. Kellyanne becomes ill with worry for her friends. Soon Ashmol has enlisted the whole town in their search. This raises Kellyanne's spirits a bit but she must go into hospital as she has stopped eating with worry. She gets Ashmol to go into the mineshaft at night where she thinks they are lost. Ashmol discovers a cave-in and a beautiful opal. He shows it to Kellyanne and tells her they are dead. She says the opal is Dingan's bellybutton. Even he starts to believe they existed. Kellyanne makes him secretly trade the opal for a real funeral for Pobby and Dingan. Ashmol invites the whole town to the funeral and they turn up. This wonderful story is about belief in something that is hard to see and to keep looking for something that is hard to find.
The review of this Book prepared by John Marcel

Abigail Butcher on 5/5/2016 11:05:00 AM says: I loved that when Pobby and Dingan disappeared the whole family looked for them even though they did not want to! The relationship of the family was soooo touching! I loved it! 5 out of 5!

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   good friends

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Australian (mate!)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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