It’s not easy being a teenage boy growing up in a tough Sydney neighbourhood in the 1930s. It’s even harder when your dream is to become an aviator, your parents are dead against it, and your girlfriend’s father is the School Principal. But Joe has even bigger challenges he must face and obstacles to overcome if he wants to achieve his dream. He has a plan and won’t let anyone stand in his way.
•Well-researched, coming-of-age novel, rich in historic detail
•Compelling mix of humour and drama
•Resilient and likeable main character
•Themes – adolescence, the Depression, survival, loss, family, friendship, adventure, work, gambling, truth and responsibility
•Teachers’ notes available http://www.michellejmorgan.com.au/books
‘Superb! Adventure combined with a deep understanding of our history - and some of its most exciting bits.’ (Jackie French, Author & Australian Children’s Laureate 2014-15)