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  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781760140878
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Paper Planes




Steve Worland brings you the exciting, heartwarming story of Paper Planes, adapted from the award-winning family film that features a cast of Australia's finest actors, including Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman, David Wenham and Ed Oxenbould.

One paper plane flies straight and fast and true. Dylan's.

Twelve-year-old Dylan Webber lives in outback Western Australia in a small country town. When he discovers he has a talent for folding and flying paper planes, Dylan begins a journey to reach the World Junior Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Along the way he makes unlikely new friends, clashes with powerful rivals and comes to terms with his family's past before facing his greatest challenge – to create a paper plane that will compete with the best in the world.

Steve Worland brings you the exciting, heartwarming story of Paper Planes, adapted from the award-winning family film that features a cast of Australia's finest actors, including Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman, David Wenham and Ed Oxenbould.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781760140878
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Steve Worland

Steve Worland has worked extensively in film and television in Australia and the USA. He wrote the screenplay for the smash hit Australian family film Paper Planes with director Robert Connolly, won the ACCTA award for best original screenplay for the same film, and adapted the movie into a bestselling novel for young readers. Steve has written screenplays for Working Title, Icon Productions and The Jim Henson Company, worked in script development for James Cameron's Lightstorm and wrote Fox Searchlight's Bootmen, which won five ACCTA awards. Steve also wrote the action-comedy telemovie Hard Knox for New Line Television, episodes of the Southern Star action series Big Sky and the Saturn award-winning Farscape. He is the author of the action-adventure novels Velocity, Combustion and Quick as well as the charity joke book The Bloke-a-saurus, which he wrote with his brother, Gus.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Longlisted • 2016 • Book of the Year for Older Children

  • Indie Book Awards

    Longlisted • 2016 • Children's

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2016 • 8–10 Years


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