Off the Track
From the author of To the Lighthouse comes a new adventure for young readers about falling in love with the bush, and with hiking and being in the wild. It’s about disconnecting from technology. And discovering yourself.
Harry’s perfect life was straying way off-track. He looked pleadingly at Mum. Surely she could see? Spending an entire weekend tramping around stinking-hot, snake-filled scrub was a horrible mistake. But doing it without a phone? That was just brutal.
As it turns out, it was only the beginning …
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘… an involving story which is dramatic and real.’ Read Plus
‘An engaging junior novel, Off the Track reminds us to look up from our phones and appreciate the world around us. In an age when outdoor activity has to compete with screen time, Burne shines a light on the joys of exploring the Australian bush.’ Writing WA
‘A great read for the junior reader, filled with adventure, humour and that little bit of intrigue.’ Mums at the Table
‘… a funny and informative story about getting away from it all.’
Kids’ Reading Guide
‘… just perfect for newly independent readers who need something they can sink their teeth into.’ The Book Chook
‘I liked this book because it has lots of twists and turns. It’s about making friends and being adventurous … 4 out of 5 stars!’ Thandie, age 8, Kookie Magazine
Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Shortlisted 2019)