Adrift by Alan Baillie

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While playing on the beach with his little sister, Sally, and their cat, Nebu, Tom discovers an old crate that the children transform into a pirate ship, but their game becomes a nightmare when currents set the youngsters adrift.

About Alan Baillie

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Since the publication of his first novel, Adrift, in 1983, Allan Baillie has become one of Australia's most important writers for children. On leaving school, Allan worked as a journalist and travelled extensively. Many of his books draw upon this background and give his readers invaluable insights into world politics, with a particular focus on Asia. Allan Baillie's novels, which include Little Brother (1986), The China Coin (1992) and Saving Abbie (2000), have won him acclaim, awards and international recognition. He is also the author of several highly successful picture books, including Drac and the Gremlin (1989). His books have found success in Japan, Sweden, Holland, Germany, France, Spain, England, the United States, New Zealand and South Africa. Allan now lives in Sydney with his wife and they have two children. He writes full time.
Published April 1, 1983 by Blackie. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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In a tense narrative, Baillie convincingly conveys Flynn's terror and desperation as he loses sight of land, as well as his developing sense of responsibility for Sally (5), the sister he's always considered a burden.

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Ever since the farm failed, Flynn has had to take care of his baby sister. Now, on vacation, that means walking along the seashore for hours until Sally finds her share of shells. Then Flynn finds a b

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