Haywire – Australia’s Second World War

  • Claire Saxby
  • Scholastic
  • 2020
  • ISBN: 9781742769196

RRP: $14.39 (Inc. GST)

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Description

NOTABLES, 2021 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, YOUNGER READERS

Second book in the new series of stories set during the Second World War.

Life in Germany in 1939 is not safe for 13 year old Max Gruber so he is sent to his Uncle Ferdy in London, only to find himself sent to Australia aboard the famous ship Dunera. Arriving in rural Hay, and housed in an internment camp, he meets local boy Tom. The two new friends become allies, as their lives are affected by the growing conflict in far away Europe.

About the Author

Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has nearly forty books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources.

Claire has been writing for children for about 15 years. Before that, she was a podiatrist, and worked in community health. She has been inspired by her own children, memories of childhood and by the children around her.

Claire lives in Melbourne with her husband, three very tall sons and a dog that often pretends to be a cat.

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