Author(s): L. Gibbs; B. Hellard
Sahar has only recently arrived in Australia, but she's already found friends in Sienna, Lily, and Maia. And when she sees them practicing their netball moves, something inside Sahar sparks. Having never played netball before, though, she doesn't believe she could be the player the Gems need--that is, until she gets out on court However, it looks like some creative thinking will be needed in order for her to join the team. Can Sahar overcome the obstacles standing in her way and discover the joy of playing netball?
Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard are sisters who have been involved in all aspects of netball in Australia for many years. They have played at A-grade level as well as coached and umpired. Netball Gems is Lisa and Bernadette's second published series of netball books. Their earlier series consisted of four books aimed at girls in the 9-13 age range. Lisa is an academic specialising in child health and well-being. She is married with a 19 year old son and two stepsons, one in primary and one in secondary school.