Father's Day
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Father's Day

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
What if your parents had been keeping a secret from you your whole life?

Sam is in his first year of high school and has been saving his paper-round money for months to buy the one thing he yearns for – a boat. Suddenly his bank balance is doubled by an unknown person. But who is it? As Sam investigates he watches in dismay as his family life is turned upside down; and he i...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Puffin (first published 2011)
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Brooksbank knows twelve year old boys as demonstrated by this engaging and accessible domestic story of a boy in a small country coastal town saving up for a tinny and the adventures that follow on the lagoon and river. Sam sometimes resents the discipline meted out by his Hungarian born father who works from home as a cabinet maker. His mother, Teresa is the younger wife in a blended family in which Sam has an adult sister and brother and a younger brother. The children are happily bonded until...more
A gentle sort of story about Sam, a young high school student, who has been working hard to save his earnings from a paper round to buy his own runabout boat. With only half the savings in his account he suddenly discovers that his bank account has been topped up by a mysterious benefactor. What initially seems to be a gift without strings becomes a puzzling quest for Sam as he discovers the true identity of the generous stranger.

An easy holiday read about families, friendship and resilience.
Mrs Child
Jun 28, 2011 Mrs Child rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Upper primary
The characters from Mother's Day appear in this story. Sam comes to terms with getting to know his real father.
Aug 12, 2011 Gemma added it
this book is reaaly good. i couldn't put it down and loved every minute of it.... Please read it
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Shelves: couldn-t-finish
It is for adolescents so struggled to get into it. MIght have another go another day.
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