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The Keeper
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This ripping book is the first in a trilogy for middle-reader boys, which continues with Sailmaker and Killer Ute.

A$14.95
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Overview

Joel Billings wants a father more than anything. But should he be careful what he wishes for?

Twelve-year-old Joel hasn’t had it easy – the school bully picks on him and his parents abandoned him long ago. He lives with his over-protective gran, who won’t even let him enter a fishing competition. Joel reckons having a dad would solve all his problems, so he advertises for one in the newspaper.

When a tattooed, long-haired biker named Dev Eagle answers the ad, Joel’s world is turned upside down. But Dev is not the only new stranger in town – someone from Joel’s past is back to haunt him.

Details
Rosanne Hawke, author of Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll, The Messenger Bird, Sailmaker, The Keeper, Killer Ute, Jehan and the Quest of the Lost Dog, The Leopard Princess, and the Daughter of Nomads

Rosanne Hawke

Rosanne Hawke is a South Australian author of over thirty books. She lived in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates as an aid worker for ten years. Her books include Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll, a CBCA Notable Book, and Taj and the Great Camel Trek, winner of the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children’s Literature and shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She is the 2015 recipient of the Nance Donkin Award; an Asialink, Carclew, Varuna and May Gibbs Fellow; and a Bard of Cornwall. She has taught creative writing at Tabor Adelaide and writes in an old Cornish farmhouse with underground rooms, near Kapunda.