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Description - Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale

Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two bestmates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century- rescue theold wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes!Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all. Evenstevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for aboss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go aheadwithout him. The summer holidays are looming ahead in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869795467
ISBN-10: 1869795466
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 6-May-2011
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Fleur Beale

Fleur Beale is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults she has now had more than 40 books published in New Zealand, as well as being published in the United States and England. Beale is the only writer to have twice won the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book-with Slide the Corner in 2007, and I Am Not Esther in 2009. She won the Esther Glen Award for distinguished contribution to children s literature for Juno of Taris in the 2009 LIANZA Children s Book Awards. Fierce September won the YA category in the 2011 NZ Post Children s Book Awards and the LIANZA Young Adult Award in 2011. In 2012 she won the Margaret Mahy Medal for her outstanding contribution to children s writing and in 2015 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. In 1999, Beale was Dunedin College of Education s Writer in Residence. A former high-school teacher, Beale lives in Wellington. One of Beale s most well-known books is I Am Not Esther, the story of a girl who is sent to live with relatives who are members of a strict religious cult. It s a gripping psychological thriller that won an Honour Awar

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