Ash Road

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Front Street, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 191 pages
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In this riveting survival story, a brush fire threatens to engulf the countryside. Cut off from outside help, a group of children is called upon to demonstrate courage-or lack of it-in the face of impending disaster. Ivan Southall portrays his characters as neither heroes nor villains; rather, he focuses on their actions and interactions-how they survive or fall as a group. First published in 1966, Ash Road won the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award.

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User Review  - Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance - Goodreads

The boys never meant to cause trouble. They'd planned to go camping, but somehow the fire got started and soon all the lives and possessions of everyone along Ash Road were in jeopardy. An amazing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny Asha - Goodreads

Beautifully crafted description, particularly the descriptions of the fire. My favourite page was the last one! Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Acclaimed author Ivan Southall has written about 60 books, including Josh, To the Wild Sky and Bread and Honey. His books have been translated into 23 languages.

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