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About the book
  • Published: 22 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143304333
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $17.99
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Blueback




An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors, Tim Winton.

Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen.

When Abel's mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their fragile piece of coastline, But can Abel and his mother save Blueback and Longboat Bay in time?

An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors.


  • Pub date: 22 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143304333
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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Awards & Recognition

  • APA Book Design Awards

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Best Designed Children's Fiction


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