The Red Dress
- by Gaby Halberstam -
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Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date: February 6, 2010
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0330450530
ISBN-13: 978-0330450539
Synopsis The argument over the red dress is the final straw for fourteen-year-old Rifke. Fed up of living in stuffy Johannesburg with her crabby, difficult mother, she snaps and recklessly boards a train out of town.

But her fantasy escape doesn't go exactly to plan, and Rifke ends up in the middle of nowhere. With no train home for thirty days, she is forced to stay with the mysterious and unwelcoming van Niel family on their rundown farm. . . and suddenly her old life doesn't seem so bad.
Gaby Halberstam
Sarah Passmore talked to Gaby Halberstam on her 2 novels and asked why they were all set in South Africa. Gaby Halberstam's first novel, Blue Sky Freedom, received critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children's Book of the Year. Her second book, The Red Dress, was...
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