By The River

Author: Steven Herrick

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  • : $17.95(AUD)
  • : 9781741143577
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : August 2004
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This memorable novel in verse, a USBBY Outstanding International Book,&nbspreveals the tough and tender sides of a young boy growing up in a small, sleepy river town in Australia. Harry swims in&nbspthe swamp, eats watermelon with his brother and dad,&nbspsurvives schoolyard battles, and races through butterflies in Cowpers Paddock. Life isn't easy - his mother died when he was seven, and he lost his&nbspfriend Linda in a flood. Harry yearns to get away, but there's a mystery that he needs to solve first.


Winner of USBBY Outstanding International Book for Grades 3-5 2007 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2005 and Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Upper Primary Children 2005. Runner-up for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2005.

Author description

Steven Herrick was born in Brisbane, the youngest of seven children. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs, including fruit picking. Now Steven writes for children and teenagers and visits many schools each year. He loves talking to the students and their teachers about poetry and soccer. Steven lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife and two sons.