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Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM is an Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. He and Craig Challen were jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year as a result of that rescue.

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Against All Odds

The inside account of the breathtaking rescue that captured the world.

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Against All Odds by Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen

In June & July 2018, millions of people around the world watched and waited for news on the Wild Boar soccer team who were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. For the very first time and with never-before-heard details, the two Australians at the heart of the operation, Dr Richard (Harry) Harris and Dr Craig Challen discuss the heartbreaking and terrifying realities they faced while attempting to rescue 15 boys whose lives were in their hands. Learn More: https://www.penguin.com.au/b…/against-all-odds-9781760890957

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Against All Odds by Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen - Interview

Thai cave rescue divers, Dr Richard (Harry) Harris and Dr Craig Challen share their incredible insider account in AGAINST ALL ODDS. In June & July 2018 the world's attention was on a cave in Thailand and the 15 children trapped within. It is a story of two Australian's who became international heroes – it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered. Learn More: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/against-all-odds-9781760890957 Portrait photo © Kristoffer Paulsen, @kristofferpaulsen (https://instagram.com/kristofferpaulsen)

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Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek | Read Aloud by Richard Harris

Richard Harris, author of AGAINST ALL ODDS, reads Australian-favourite children's book WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? by Mem Fox with illustrations by Judy Horacek. Find out more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/where-is-the-green-sheep-9780143501763 Where is the Green Sheep activity pack: https://www.penguin.com.au/activities/2287-where-is-the-green-sheep-activity-pack #WhereIsTheGreenSheep #MemFox #RichardHarris #JudyHoracek