Ash Road

Ash Road Graham Wallace and Harry will have one glorious week of pure freedom in the outback No teachers no school no homework no parents breathing down their necks The boys are elated until they accident

  • Title: Ash Road
  • Author: Ivan Southall
  • ISBN: 9781932425116
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • Graham, Wallace, and Harry will have one glorious week of pure freedom in the outback No teachers, no school, no homework, no parents breathing down their necks The boys are elated until they accidentally start a fire that quickly gets out of control in the dry underbrush No one is prepared no one can quite believe what is happening As the adults in a nearby town bumbGraham, Wallace, and Harry will have one glorious week of pure freedom in the outback No teachers, no school, no homework, no parents breathing down their necks The boys are elated until they accidentally start a fire that quickly gets out of control in the dry underbrush No one is prepared no one can quite believe what is happening As the adults in a nearby town bumble their way into helping to fight the fire, a group of children is inadvertently trapped by flames and separated from outside help Pippa and Peter and Gramps and others must make their own way through the conflagration Separately and together, they all find out what inner resources they have There are no heroes or villains, just people caught and humbled by an awesome and catastrophic force.
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    • Heather says:

      This was a powerful, exceptionally written and suspenseful story of the impact of a bush fire in the Australian outback accidentally started by three boys on a camping holiday. Perfect for teens and young adults.

    • LH Johnson says:

      Written in 1965, and winning several awards and being reprinted in a lovely edition by Text Classics, Ash Road is a visceral and brutally evocative story of the impact of an Australian bush fire on its rural community.It starts with a group of boys on holiday from school, camping out in the bush, on their way to visit a friend. A fire is lit one night and in the bone dry landscape, it swiftly gets out of control. We then follow the impact and the route of the fire, switching from viewpoint to vi [...]

    • Lucy says:

      The littest book (literally)

    • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance says:

      The boys never meant to cause trouble. They’d planned to go camping, but somehow the fire got started and soon all the lives and possessions of everyone along Ash Road were in jeopardy. An amazing story of adventure and survival as a wildfire sweeps through the countryside. To share the language of the book, here’s a little excerpt:“(The fire) came upon (Grandpa’s) vision as something living and evil, shapeless and formless, constantly changing, huge beyond comprehension: an insane creat [...]

    • Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker) says:

      Ash Road is a fabulous read, a somewhat neglected Australian classic, although happily recently rereleased as part of the Text Classics series. Three boys go camping in the searing heat of an Australian summer and accidentally start a monstrous bushfire. As relevant and approachable to modern readers as it was in the 60s. I'm very glad to have read Ivan Southall, who is still the only Australian ever to win the Carnegie Medal- for Josh in 1971, which of course I am now keen to read. astrongbelie [...]

    • Jane says:

      Read for Just Read readathon - sponsored by Dani Valent.Utterly terrifying - I was in a state of high anxiety from start to finish. Southall is particularly great, and accurate, on how logic shuts down in panic situations; excellent research (or lived experience). The style is pretty archaic and stiff, which I found alienating.

    • Heather says:

      Such descriptive language! You can feel, hear and smell the fire. Gripping last few chapters; perfect last line.

    • Louise says:

      Three boys go camping and accidentally start a bush fire, the effects on the community and the boys are life changing.

    • Jenny says:

      Beautifully crafted description, particularly the descriptions of the fire. My favourite page was the last one!

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