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A fast-paced and poignant novel of survival by Justin D'Ath that draws on his own experience of escaping the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Zeelie wonders if they're in danger. When temperatures soar to 47 degrees one hot summer day, 12-year-old Zeelie hopes the nearby bushfires everyone's talking about aren't heading towards her family's new home. What will they do if the wind changes direction? What about their belongings and their beloved pets? And why hasn't her mum and brother returned from Melbourne? Nothing can prepare Zeelie for what's to come.

Details

ISBN13: 9780143789079
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 256
Edition:
Publication Date: 8 Jan 2019
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Publication City, Country: Hawthorn, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.6(H) x 12.9(W) x 1.9(S)188
Weight (gm): 188

Author Biography

Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath is one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood but after three years, left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike! Whilst doing that he began his writing career contributing pieces for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989 and this was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996 and to date he has published over 50 books. He has two children, six grandchildren, and two dogs.

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