Binding Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Australia Puffin 1992
0140341935 / 9780140341935
Seller ID 050743
143 pages. Set in pre-WWI Tasmania, it follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy, Shrimp, who becomes the unlikely hero of a dangerous journey on the Franklin river. In the Tasmanian mining disaster of 1912, Tim finds himself on a dangerous adventure. He sets off with his uncle and a team of rivermen down the Franklin River and when everything seems lost it is Tim who has to get them out of trouble. So Tim was small for his age and always felt inferior, but found that courage bore no relation to size and learned to survive in rugged Franklin River country. By the author of "Eagle Island" and "Hero". The 1988 IBBY Honour Diploma winner, it was also shortlisted for the 1987 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award. For children aged 10-12 years.