Shortlisted, Children's and Young Adults Award, Western Australian Premier's Book Awards 1994 He wanted to tell her more about Gus; that he was thin as a pencil and lived in a cave. He wanted to say that Gus understood the sea and where to find fish. He wanted to ask if one day he could use his father's rod. But he couldn't bring himself to mention it. Quentin is fascinated by the sea, by sharks, and by the mysterious man who disappeared from Manly beach years ago. He longs to go fishing, to play football, to join a gang, to be more independent. Then Gus walks into his life bringing secrets and adventures that test his courage and change his ideas about friendship, freedom and facing up to things.
Used availability for Errol Broome's Rockhopper
April 1994 : Australia Paperback