'He isn't one of us, sir, I feel it - he don't live where we're going.' 'Time doesn't stop for a boy, Christie. Get him aboard and worry about it later.' Below deck it was dark and smelled damp. Ned climbed on to the bunk and flopped face-down on the rough mattress. He was half-drowned and his head was spinning. All he knew was that he needed to rest. When Ned recovers, he finds himself on board a whaling ship. Sydney Harbour is far behind, and they are sailing into an unfamiliar town, with winding narrow streets and houses built one upon the other up the steep hills. Christie's family welcome Ned into their lives, but these kind people have no idea where he comes from. And Ned has no idea how to get back...A heart-warming story of a boy who travels across time to discover his real family.
Used availability for Errol Broome's Splashback
April 1996 : Australia Paperback