Cristy Burne

Author, editor, science writer

Off The Track

3D Off The Track

Illustrated by Amanda Burnett.

Off the Track 

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“This is such an authentic and adventurous book for Middle Primary youngsters – and all who love being out in the bush, and its magic, both day and night.” Jenni Woodroffe, IBBY Australia

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 …


“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.” Books + Publishing review

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