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To the Wild Sky

To the Wild Sky: Text Classics

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Ivan Southall

  • awardWinner, Australian Children's Book of the Year, 1967
  • Introduction by Kirsty Murray

    No one had talked about fuel; what was the use of talking, anyway? But they all knew that engines which run on fuel have to run out of fuel sometime, and that the Egret just couldn’t keep on going for ever. They seemed to have been sitting in this plane, imprisoned, for days, waiting to die. Gerald just flew on and on as though he wanted to fly away to another world, almost as though he didn’t want to go down, almost as though he didn’t know how to go down.

    When the Egret’s pilot dies suddenly mid-flight six teenagers, the only passengers on board, face a terrifying situation. Gerald has had some flying lessons, but he has never flown alone, and he has never landed a plane. Lost and afraid, they fly on as the fuel gauge drops and night closes in. Will they find a clear landing place? Could they land in the sea? If they do somehow land safely how will they find their way back to civilisation?

    Ivan Southall’s To the Wild Sky is a breathtaking adventure—real kids facing a very real danger with no one but themselves to rely on.  

    Ivan Southall
    About the Author

    Ivan Southall was the first Australian author to receive the Carnergie Medal, and was awarded the Australian Children’s Book Council Book of the Year on three occasions. An icon of Australian children’s literature, he wrote over sixty books in his lifetime and has been published in twenty-three different countries. He died in 2008.

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    Extent:
    304pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    23 April 2014
    First published:
    1967
    Region:
    NSW
    ISBN:
    9781922147868
    AU Price:
    $12.95
    NZ Price:
    $15.99
    Themes:
    adventure, friendship, survival
    Reading age:
    13+
    Australian
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    Praise for Ivan Southall
    andTo the Wild Sky

    ‘The book that shines brightest is Ivan Southall’s To the Wild Sky. This was a proudly Australian story and the first novel to utterly confound me by denying the usual happy-ever-after…That was the moment I first understood the magic an author has in their hands.' 

    Other editions ofTo the Wild Sky
    • To the Wild Sky
      ebook
      ISBN: 9781922148858
      23 April 2014
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