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Winner:2001 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Older ReadersWinner:2001 Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Australian Short Story AwardKenny is fourteen. His dad has just died and, to keep the family together, Kenny must find work. 'Be careful going through the flatlands,' his mother warns him. 'Don't stop for anyone.'But Kenny does stop, and what happens next will define the man he becomes.'a beautifully crafted, thoughtful and rewarding book' Viewpoint'to be read and re-read' Australian Book Review'This book bridges generations, races and countries, showing that emotions are universal and fear exists in many forms.it all rings true.' Magpies'Clarke reminds us that history is about people and that the consequences can ripple on for years' Guardian Education
Judith Clarke was born in Sydney and educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University in Canberra. She has worked as a teacher and librarian and in adult education in Victoria and NSW. She now lives in Melbourne with her husband and has one grown-up son. Judith's novels include the award-winning Friend of My Heart and Night Train and the popular Al Capsella series. Her books have been published in the US and Europe to high acclaim.
Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2001.