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HONOUR BOOK: CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2005The big river rolls past our town, takes a slow look and rolls away.Life for Harry means swimming in Pearce Swamp, eating chunks of watermelon with his brother and his dad, surviving schoolyard battles, and racing through butterflies in Cowpers Paddock. In his town there's Linda, who brings him the sweetest-ever orange cake, and Johnny, whose lightning fists draw blood in a blur, and there's a mystery that Harry needs to solve before he can find a way outBy the river is about the feeling the undercurrents, finding solid ground and kwing when to make a leap.Steven Herrick writes straight from the heart.
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.
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.
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