‘This elegantly delineated tale never strikes a false note.’ Publishers Weekly
Book of the Year, Children’s Book Council of Australia 1993
Paul is a dreamer, his head alive with music, but in the cold light of day no one has time for music or dreams. Then Eric the Red comes along, with his silver flute, his knowing wink and boots held together with wire. Eric the Red, just a step ahead of the law. Eric the Red, who knows how to make a flute from a piece of bamboo…
‘Wonderfully moving, exact and economical.’ Times Educational Supplement
Winner, NSW Premier’s Literary Award 1999
Shortlisted, Children’s Book Council Award 1999
In the pearling town of Broome, against the backdrop of World War II, a young man and a young woman fall in love. Hart is the son of a pearling master, Mitsy the daughter of a Japanese diver. Until war breaks out and Mitsy is interned as an enemy alien…
A beautifully written novel that evokes a war-devastated Australia and its effects on young people forced to leave their childhoods behind.