Jack’s Island

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Author: Norman Jorgensen

Category: Children's , Teenage & educational

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 9781760992958

RRP: $17.99


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Set on an island off the coast of Australia during World War II, this is an exciting adventure story about friendship, revenge and growing up.

When war comes to Australia, Jack’s family moves to Rottnest Island while his father helps the military build an airfield. Jack is left to explore his new home with his best friend Banjo … and the pair have a knack for getting in trouble. Trouble that’s exacerbated when their new classmate Dafty seeks revenge against the local schoolmaster for a punishment inflicted on Banjo. Will Dafty’s loyalty lead to things suddenly becoming more serious?

Written in short, engaging chapters, this poignant and accessible story for younger readers offers valuable insights into wartime Australia.

Norman Jorgensen became an avid reader after being given The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton at age seven. His love affair with books has never ended and for the past thirty years Norman has worked in the books trade. In addition to Jack’s Island, Norman has published The Smuggler’s Curse and his latest, The Wreckers’ Revenge – and three picture books – In Flanders Fields, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns.

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