by the Northern Beaches Writers' Group: Leah Boonthanom, Tracey Jackson, Tony McFadden, Fi Michell, Liz Michell, Mijmark, Zoya Nojin, Kristin Prescott, Zena Shapter, Kirsten Taylor
*PROFITS TO THE KIDS' CANCER PROJECT, LEADING RESEARCH INTO CHILDHOOD CANCER*
Fourteen-year-old Callum has long wondered what happened to his father… Callum has lived with his grandparents above their pub in Australia's outback since his father disappeared, six years ago. Then the rains came. Along with his foster brother Jake, Callum and his dinosaur sculpture are transported to another world, where questions are answered, and lives changed. Why is Jake scared of the scribbly gumtrees? Who is the mysterious girl? Can they ever return home?
Best Book WABIAD 2013
Best Illustrations WABIAD 2013
Judge's Comments: “A story that should be widely read and enjoyed… It balances necessary loss with a satisfying and happy ending, providing an emotionally charged yet ultimately hopeful reading experience. This is a book to be treasured…”
*Fifty percent of all profits from the sale of “Scribbles in the Dark” will go to The Kids' Cancer Project for the first two years following publication.