A fantastic new Paul Jennings story, full of twists and turns, following the fortunes of a boy boarding a ship and leaving his past behind.
Longlisted for the 2019 Carnegie Medal
'If you've got a bad deal,' his father used to say, 'get out of it and move on.'
When he finds himself in a cruel orphanage Anton does just that, and hides on an ocean liner. Fear and desperation are his only companions. And this time there is no escape.
Or is there?
Two other passengers have secrets of their own. When nothing is what it seems, can they help each other? Or will they sink into a sea of troubles?
You'll never know. Until the last page.
Another top story from Australia's master of the trick ending.
Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has won every Australian children's choice book award. Since the publication of Unreal! in 1985, readers all around the world have loved his books. The top-rating TV series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy were based on a selection of his enormously popular short-story collections such as Unseen! In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and he was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001.
Longlisted CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 UK
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
10 - 14
Children's, Teenage & educational