A special reissue of the much-loved 1996 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers
A rip-roaring adventure from one of Australia's master storytellers.
‘Cease and desist! Stand fast and release your prisoner!’
Peter, a new boy at Park Ridge school, is thankful to be rescued from the school bullies by Anton the Swashbuckler. Even if Anton does speak in such a weird way and wears outlandish garments.
After this Peter and Anton become firm friends, and discover that they each have family problems. Together they turn those problems into challenges to be tackled in true Swashbuckler style.
About the Author
James Moloney has worked at a fruit market and in a truck factory but it was his experience as a young teacher in western Queensland that led to his early novels, Crossfire, Dougy and Gracey. His short novel Swashbuckler won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in 1996 and in the following year, A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove was named Book of the Year in the CBCA's Older Readers category. His other titles have appeared regularly on shortlists for literary prizes and children's choice awards ever since.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st January 2014
Weight (kg): 0.5