Of Boys and Boats
It is 1956 – the year the Olympic Games came to Melbourne. Jack Spiller and his mates are caught up in the excitement, running their own torch relay around the block each night while the Olympic Torch travels to Melbourne. When Jack and the new kid, Heinrich, discover an unfinished sailboat in the shed of recluse ‘Mad’ Mick Metcalf, Jack’s focus changes.
Can he convince Mick to allow them to finish it? Or has the old man been too damaged by the horrors of World War One?
A truly enjoyable book that will transport readers into Melbourne in the 1950’s. Full of adventure and friendship, it is perfect for students in Year 8 and up.'
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- Young Adult
Ian Trevaskis, a former primary school teacher, lives in the tiny township of Tallangatta in north-east Victoria. Ian is an award-winning children’s author and has had a number of picture story books and young adult novels published nationally and internationally.
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.