A classic coming-of-age story. Carl Matt - even his name mocks him. The people of Wattle Beach do their best to grind him under foot. Why are the Matts such pariahs? The answer lies in Wiseman's Cove, a short ride across the strait, where Carl finds refuge in the most unlikely place. Wiseman's Cove has been waiting for Carl - waiting a long time.
Brian knows the removalists are taking away the wrong house. Yet no one believes him - not his father, not the removalists. How can he stop them?
Mervyn was interested in everything, but most of all he loved animals. And animals loved Mervyn, especially the chicks he discovered at school.
Their grandmother loved blue. She also hated her grey hair. Sonya and Margo knew what to do.
David was the best model maker in the world. But one day a strange man sent him a picture of a very strange ball. Could he build that?
Grommet lives life on the edge. When this gets him into trouble at Scream World, the manager sets him the biggest challange of his life. It could be tough just staying alive...
Jock can make a special sound like a duck! Can you make it, too? Can you help Jock rescue the little duck from the duck hunter?
Four short stories : The Red Boxing Gloves by David Metzenthen, Jack and the Aliens by Damien Broderick, Intergalactic Heroes by James Moloney, and Clever Sandwiches by Rowena Cory Lindquist.