In times of bushfires and billy buttons

Steven Herrick

Ethan’s parents are in jail; his aunt works too hard; the new kid, Joshua, has a scar on his arm; a fire storm threatens the suburb, while wildflowers bloom along the school fence.
For Ethan, Audrey and their friends, it’s time to choose what’s important and what to leave behind.

A gripping and visceral young adult novel for readers aged 13 and up, with spit and guts and fire barrelling the story along in a perfectly paced manner...A raw and honest read with true-to-life characters, it captures teenagers’ distinctive identities, characteristics and speech.

- Books+Publishing

Herrick has done a marvellous job of capturing the voices and actions of these teens with unerring authenticity, and YA readers will easily engage and make connections with these guys. There are some serious topics at play but the whole is leavened with humour and a lightness that has great appeal.

- Sue Warren, Just So Stories

Teachers Notes
Reading Age
13+
Release
Oct-2023
ISBN
9781922696366
RRP (AUD)
$19.95
Pages
210
Format
Paperback
Category
Fiction

Steven Herrick

Steven Herrick is an Australian poet and author. He has published 24 books for adults, young adults and children. Steven is widely regarded as a pioneer of verse-novels for children and young adults.

Ford Street Publishing

Ford Street Publishing is a small independent Australian publisher of books for children and young adults. Since its establishment in 2007, Ford Street has published over 140 titles ranging from picture books through to middle-grade and young adult novels.

In times of bushfires and billy buttons
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