Ash Road: Text Classics

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Text Publishing Company, Sep 25, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
  • Ash Road is an iconic work of Australian children's literature.
  • One of Ivan Southall's three titles to be named Book of the Year in the Children's Book Council Awards, Ash Road was also named Children's Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review
  • Three teenage boys get a taste of independence when they set off camping by themselves, but things go awry when they accidentally light a bushfire.
  • The children of Ash Road find themselves cut off from adult help as the fire rages closer.
  • A story of Australian rural life and courage in the face of hardship.
  • A fantastic adventure story for young and old, Ash Road will have immediate appeal to fans of John Marsden.
  • Ivan Southall was the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal.
  • Introduced by Maurice Saxby one of Australia's foremost authorities on Australian YA literature.

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About the author (2013)

Ivan Southall was the first Australian author to receive the Carnergie Medal, and was awarded the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year on three occasions. An icon of Australian children's literature, he wrote over sixty books in his lifetime and has been published in twenty-three different countries. He died in 2008.

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