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When six-year-old orphan Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after World War Two, he is torn from his sister, his country and everything he has ever known. A long journey lies ahead: a journey of enormous hardships. Taking courage from his friend, fellow orphan Marty, and the extraordinary people he meets along the way, Arthur finally settles in Australia, discovering a talent for boat-design and sailing.
Now, years later, he has built a special boat for his daughter Allie – a solo yacht designed to carry her to England in search of his long-lost sister. Will the tangled threads of Arthur’s life come together at last?
June 4th, 2007
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AR book level: 5.2; Upper years; 9.0 points
- 316 pages