Ishmael is back at St. Daniel's for ather year of misadventure, with his best mate Razz determined to set him up with dream-girl Kelly. Unfortunately, before Ishmael can win her heart, he has to overcome a humiliating pool incident, a nasty kckout and getting caught red-handed with her diary ...Ishmael's only hope lies with his dad's rock band, but can The Dugongs set everything right?
Michael Gerard Bauer was born in Brisbane and taught English and Economics at secondary schools for a number of years but now he devotes himself to full-time writing, school visits and Festival appearances. His first novel THE RUNNING MAN won the 2005 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers. Michael lives with his family near the beautiful Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove - the setting for THE RUNNING MAN. It is the suburb in which he grew up, where he went to school, where he spent several years teaching, where he met his wife and where, only a few streets away from his present house, in what used to be a private hospital, he was born. Sometimes Michael thinks he should get out more. Visit him at www.michaelgerardbauer.com.