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  • Published: 6 February 2004
  • ISBN: 9780143300496
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 268
  • RRP: $19.99

Jetty Rats


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Jetty Rats is a fast, funny, insightful and moving novel that will make you laugh out loud and perhaps want to go fishing!

Dogleg Bay is one big retirement home; the richest man in town – the funeral director – drives a hotted-up hearse. Hunter Vettori is thirteen, and longs to catch a record-breaking mulloway, leave Dogleg Bay, and become bigger then Rexy Hunt. On the way, maybe he'll get to kiss a girl (there's only two to choose from and they're twins), save his mum from getting a really bad tatt and find out if Target really has a section called Christian Smart Casual. But, above all, Hunter wants his father back.

  • Pub date: 6 February 2004
  • ISBN: 9780143300496
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 268
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Phillip Gwynne

Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna? was a literary hit and was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip won an AFI award. The sequel, Nukkin Ya, was also published to great acclaim.
He writes for a wide range of age groups from picture books such as Brothers From a Different Mother and junior fiction such as Jetty Rats and Michael in the Stuff Happens series, to the young adult novel Swerve, shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky.

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