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An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors, Tim Winton.

Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen.

When Abel's mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their fragile piece of coastline, But can Abel and his mother save Blueback and Longboat Bay in time?

An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors.


Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143304333

    December 22, 2008

    Puffin

    176 pages

    RRP $23.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
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  • Paperback

    9780143202837

    August 31, 2009

    Penguin

    160 pages

    RRP $30.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9781742537399

    September 14, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    156 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

Also by Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut
Breath
In the Winter Dark
Eyrie
Island Home
Shallows
Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir
The Boy Behind the Curtain
An Open Swimmer
Cloudstreet
Shrine: A Play in One Act
Blueback: Australian Children's Classics
Signs of Life: A Play In One Act
Lockie Leonard: Scumbuster
Lockie Leonard: Legend
The Turning
Dirt Music
The Riders
Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo
The Bugalugs Bum Thief: Aussie Bites
Scission
That Eye, The Sky
Minimum of Two
Jesse

Recommendations

Undercover Princess
The Handmaid's Tale
Love, Simon
To Kill A Mockingbird
Everything, Everything
A Gentleman in Moscow
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Martian
The Golden House
The Bear and The Nightingale
Once And Then
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
Breath