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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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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||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 *
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