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The Search of Fred Beaney - Kate Ryan

The Search of Fred Beaney

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Fred Beaney wants a round watch with black hands and a proper tick. He searches high and low discovering rectangular watches and square watches, blue hands, red hands and gold hands, watches that bark and hiccup and sing the national anthem in a number of languages, watches shaped like animals and people every kind of watch imaginable, but not a round watch with black hands that ticks.

He searches from Anglesea to Abbotsford, from Argentina to the Cocos Islands. He even flies to Florida. Finally when he thinks he can search no longer and is making his way home to Berwick, he stops at a second-hand shop to replace his worn-out shoes.

Amazingly, the shop cannot help him with shoes but they do have the watch he has been searching for. A watch just like the one his father used to have as Fred sat on his knee long ago

Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. As a young adult she studied traditional Chinese painting for three years in Shanghai and Hangzhou, which inspired her first novel Chenxi and the Foreigner.

Sally is the author of many books for children, including the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the highly acclaimed children's novel Angel Creek. Currently, she lives in Melbourne with her partner and three sons, and writes and illustrates full time.

Sally is a regular fixture at Writing Festivals and Workshops across Australia and overseas. She also teaches Writing for Children at RMIT University, is a mentor for the Australian Society of Authors and is one of the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassadors.

Visit Sally Rippin's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780734410146
ISBN-10: 073441014X
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 10th September 2007
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 22.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1