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Captain Mack - James Roy

Paperback Published: 2nd August 1999
ISBN: 9780702231070
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 13+ years old

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In this International Year of the Older Person (Towards a Society for All Ages) James Roy has written an exceptional book, devoid of sentimentality, about the friendship between a young boy in his first year of high school and an elderly man living alone in a nursing home.

Danny is a quiet studious boy who has a severely turned eye which makes him the butt of jokes by the class bullies. An only child of a widower, he suffers alone, prejudged by his teachers. Captain Mack, an 84-year-old World War II veteran, thinks his nursing home is a POW camp and convinces the misfit Danny into helping him escape.

Captain Mack is an adventure about heroes and unlikely friendships.

About The Author

James Roy was born in western New South Wales in 1968, and spent much of his childhood in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, adventuring by day and reading books by night. Then, one day, tired of reading books by dead people, he decided to start writing his own.

His first novel, Almost Wednesday, was released in 1996 and was followed by the CBCA Notable Book Full Moon Racing. Other critical successes came with the CBCA Honour Books Captain Mack and Billy Mack's War, and the Notable Books The Legend of Big Red and A Boat for Bridget. In addition to writing fiction, James also drew on his years as an adolescent nurse to write The 'S' Word - a boys' guide to sex, puberty and growing up.

James lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife and two daughters. He doesn't like olives very much, and in his spare time he demonstrates an entirely misplaced confidence in his skills as a guitarist, painter and sportsman.

ISBN: 9780702231070
ISBN-10: 070223107X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 2nd August 1999
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1

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