The Rebels of Mount Buffalo Cover Reveal!

COVER REVEAL TIME!!! I am absolutely thrilled to reveal the cover for The Rebels of Mount Buffalo! It has been an epic journey to get here and I am so happy with it!

The misty background is a photo taken from the plateau of Mount Buffalo at The Cathedral, which is very important in the book. The old age style and colours reflect the heart of this time-slip adventure, giving a wild and vintage vibe. I love how the title pops!

The quote – ‘The stillness of the mountain took hold of me,‘ is by Guide Alice herself, and is part of main character Clara’s story too.

It’s 1998 and Clara and her parents are staying at the Mount Buffalo Chalet for the centenary celebrations. It couldn’t be more different from their last visit – they were a family of four then.

With her twin brother Darius gone, Clara has no reference point anymore, no guide. It’s like being lost in the bush without a compass. 

Without him, she doesn’t really know who she is.

After a strange night, Clara wakes up in 1893. There she meets Alice, a girl who lives within the fern-filled valleys at the base of Mount Buffalo. To her surprise, Clara realises she is Guide Alice, considered a rebel of her time, an adventurous non-conformist who spent much of her life boldly leading people along the rugged trails between granite tors and misty mountain peaks.

The 1890s were a difficult era in Australia’s history. The country is in the grip of a terrible Depression, and desperate people can be dangerous. When Alice’s life is threatened, Clara must rediscover the courage she has always had, and become the girl she was always meant to be. 

Bringing in themes of early feminism and issues such as bullying, never being a bystander, managing grief and finding your courage, this engaging middle grade timeslip story draws on the true history of Mount Buffalo and the incredible role the Manfield family, and Guide Alice in particular, played in the preservation of the National Park and the development of tourism in the Mount Buffalo region.

Stay tuned for the BUFFALO REBELS BOOK TOUR dates and details, with a very special event planned at the Mount Buffalo Chalet! 

Pre-orders OPEN NOW! Head here to grab your copy first!

#TheRebelsofMountBuffalo coming 11th October!!

The Rebels of Mount Buffalo by Helen Edwards

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