All his life José has seen the tall ships sailing in, from around the world, to Port Louis on the island of Mauritius, where he was born. As he watches them leave again, disappearing below the horizon, he dreams of going with them – of sailing away, one day, to see the world. But when the young and beautiful Rose de Freycinet arrives on board the Uranie in 1818 José’s life is changed in ways that he has never imagined.view purchase
Ruthless, passionate, charismatic and complex. Black Jack Anderson made a living by raiding passing ships off the southwest coast of Australia. The massive African-American was notorious in his lifetime, but this towering figure in Australian history has slowly been forgotten… until now.view purchase
Flood strikes the idyllic vineyard property of Eden Glassie, and the raging river sweeps away the family’s dogs. All are returned except Axle, Tori’s beagle. But a dog sounding like Axle can be heard howling from the other side of the swollen river. Tori risks a midnight swim across to find his dog, but instead finds something much more troubling and sinister…view
A terrifying cyclone brings down power lines and creates havoc, while a mysterious prowler, circling the Eden-Glassie homestead, strikes terror into the hearts of Tori, his sister and two cousins. Their courage has never been so thoroughly tested.view
There’s tension at Eden Glassie these holidays: Tori is torn between spending time with his two cousins, Morgan on the new four-wheeler bike that Uncle Ian has bought for the vineyard, and Bronte, who wants to ride horses and hates the bike.
Meanwhile, a series of strange and unpredictable grassfires have been springing up around the property. Is someone trying to sabotage Eden Glassie? Then comes the biggest fire, and Tori is faced with the unthinkable.view
It’s the holidays and Tori and his sister, Maddie, have gone to stay again with their cousins Bronte and Morgan on their vineyard property. But this time Maddie sets off a chain of events that plunges them all into mysteries, past and present.view
Pearce is Yosef’s best friend and Pearce is perfect. He can run faster, climb higher and kick more goals than anyone else in the school.
But what would happen if Yosef started to come first instead? What would happen if Pearce knew something the other didn’t? There are strange events going on at school and things are beginning to change for Josef and the gang…view
Bryn and his family have just moved to a new house by the lake. The area is beautiful, teeming with wildlife. But soon there are scars on the landscape where the houses are being built — bulldozers tear at the earth, the sound of machinery rends the air. Once again the Min Min stirs … And this time, it has chosen Bryn.view purchase
Henny can’t work Kip out. Where is his family? Where does he live? Why do waves of sadness and anger sometimes overtake him?
The answers to these questions only come when the two friends’ boat is trapped in a dark storm. In the urgent battle to survive, the limits of friendship and trust will be stretched to breaking point.view
Hellz, Tan and Eddie are the local skateboarding trio. Every night after school they hang out together, terrorising ‘the Witch’. That’s what they call elderly Lallie. They make their own rules, and give cheek to anyone who gets in their way.view