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Surface Tension

Surface Tension

It's the seventh bandaid swim that clinches it. It's what convinces Cassie that there is no way she's going to swim at the local pool any longer. From now on she is going to swim in the lake. As summer heats up, the water level of the lake gets lower and lower. And slowly the dar... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921720284
Barcode 9781921720284
Published 1 March 2011 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By McKinlay, Meg
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ISBN-13 9781921720284
ISBN-10 192172028X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 March 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McKinlay, Meg
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Thrillers
Australian
CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2012
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2012: Younger Readers
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 244g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A823.00
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

It's the seventh bandaid swim that clinches it. It's what convinces Cassie that there is no way she's going to swim at the local pool any longer. From now on she is going to swim in the lake. As summer heats up, the water level of the lake gets lower and lower. And slowly the dark secrets of Old Lower Grange are uncovered...Ages 10+.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A wonderfully layered story - reading it is like being gradually immersed in a pool of water as each layer of the narrative slowly washes over you ... There isn't a dull moment in this book. The story is full of human connections that will delight readers and there is a whimsy to the text that makes it a great read for all ages * Bookseller+Publisher * Meg McKinlay expertly guides her readers through a well-plotted coming of age story that's beautifully atmospheric ... A real page turner. * Sunday Age *

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Author's Bio

Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children's writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm. She is always busy cooking up more books and you can visit her on the web at www.megmckinlay.com

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