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Off The Track

3D Off The TrackWritten by Cristy Burne
Illustrated by Amanda Burnett
Published by Fremantle Press, July 2018

ISBN: 9781925591743 (paperback)

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Shortlist, 2019 Wilderness Society Environmental Award for Children’s Literature

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About the book

A new adventure for young readers about falling in love with the bush and being in the wild. It’s about disconnecting from technology. And discovering yourself.

Harry’s perfect life was straying way off-track. He looked pleadingly at Mum. Surely she could see? Spending an entire weekend tramping around stinking-hot, snake-filled scrub was a horrible mistake. But doing it without a phone? That was just brutal. As it turns out, it was only the beginning …

Off The Track celebrates the Australian bush and the time-honoured tradition of a family hiking adventure.


4 out of 5 stars. Burne’s writing has an energy that is infectious, and the short chapters, sentence structure and pace will make the story manageable for early readers. – Junior Books+Publishing

‘A beautifully written story, ideal for class discussions around the use of technology and the importance of reconnecting with nature. Highly Recommended.’ CBCA Reading Time

‘A great read for the junior reader, filled with adventure, humour and that little bit of intrigue. Mums At The Table magazine

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