OFF THE TRACK
Shortlist, 2019 Wilderness Society Environmental Award for Children’s Literature
Shortlist, 2021 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards
Written by Cristy Burne
Illustrated by Amanda Burnett
Published by Fremantle Press, July 2018
ISBN: 9781925591743 (paperback)
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 family hiking adventures.
‘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 great read for the junior reader, filled with adventure, humour and that little bit of intrigue.’ – Mums At The Table magazine
You’re hiking… What would you do if your parents never caught up? This is a chapter book that is great to read aloud, or for kids who are newly independent readers. Kids up to 12 also read this and love it. It’s all about resilience, friendship, courage and bushcraft.
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Related blog posts
- Why I wrote Off The Track
- How we hiked the Cape To Cape: What we packed
- How we hiked the Cape To Cape: Our 6-day itinerary
Media release and print-quality images
‘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