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2.38  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When the fury of the cyclone seems to have passed, Reene & Ian crawl from the safety of their cave to see a rusty freighter on their beach. The abandoned freighter beckons them to climb on to its deck. But it's a trap. Within a short hour they are caught inside as shrieking winds and wild seas try to tear the vessel apart.
Published February 15th 2004 by Penguin Global (first published April 1st 2003)
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Carolyn Coote
Jun 06, 2011 Carolyn Coote rated it really liked it
This is a real gem of an Australian children's book which would be appropriate for 10-14 year olds. It is about two children, Renee and Ian, who find themselves in the middle of a cyclone. They eventually seek safety in a beach cave after their houses are destroyed. Later they emerge to be confronted with a huge wreck of a freighter washed up on the rocks. They clamber aboard but are not prepared for what awaits them there. Alan Baillie writes the following about his novel: "The spark for this ...more
Mar 05, 2016 Isobel rated it it was ok
I did not like this book. It was way to predictable and to easy to read. As the school chose it as a homework book, I am not surprised. Even though it was disappointing I would like to read the second one called "saving Abbie".
Nya Warren
Nov 10, 2015 Nya Warren rated it did not like it
Perhaps it is because we read this as a class novel, but I loath the dull boringness of this poor book.
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Jun 17, 2013 Gracie La rated it did not like it
I found this book soooooooooooooooo boring!!!!!!!!
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Allan Baillie was born in Scotland but has lived most of his life in Australia, where he attended several Victorian bush schools and eventually settled in Melbourne. He has worked as a journalist and published books in fourteen countries.
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