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The Little Wave

A moving and heartwarming verse novel from CBCA shortlisted author Pip Harry about friendship, new experiences and staying true to yourself.

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When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves.

Noah is fearless in the surf. Being at the beach makes him feel free. So where does his courage go when his best mate pushes him around?

Lottie loves collecting facts about bugs, but she wishes her dad would stop filling their lonely house with junk. She doesn’t know what to do about it.

Jack wants to be a cricket star, but first he has to get to school and look after his little sister. Especially if he wants to go on the class trip and see the ocean for the first time.

Pip Harry

Pip Harry

Pip Harry is the author of young adult novels I’ll Tell You Mine, Head of the Riverand Because of You, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards; the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers; and the Queensland Literary Awards. Her latest book, The Little Wave, won the 2020 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers and the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Eight to 10 Years. She currently lives and writes in Singapore.