February Dragon by Colin Thiele
by Colin Thiele
Rigby, Seal Pups,1979, ISBN 0851791018, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, with minor rubbing and bumping, to edges and corners, no inscriptions, one separation of text block otherwise tight and bright (see photographs)
"Bottlebrush Barn, the home of the Pine family, lies halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide. A peaceful place of cattle ad sheep, possums and unusual pets, pasture and scrub, the farm is linked to the township of Upper Gumbowie by a winding road that skirts the uncleared Big Scrub. Along the road a school bus lollops and lurches, carrying children of the district - the three young Pines, Don and Debbie Dobson, "Burp" Heaslip, and others - to school.
It is the story of the fearful February Dragon - the bushfire - and how, unleashed by the stupidity or the arrogant carelessness of people such as Aunt Hester, it brings tragedy to hundreds of innocent victims every year."