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James Roy

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James Roy was born in western New South Wales in 1968, and spent much of his childhood in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, adventuring by day and reading books by night. Then, one day, tired of reading books by dead people, he decided to start writing his own. His first novel, Almost Wednesday, was released in 1996 and was followed by the CBCA Notable Book Full Moon Racing. Other critical successes came with the CBCA Honour Books Captain Mack and Billy Mack's War, and the Notable Books The Legend of Big Red and A Boat for Bridget. In addition to writing fiction, James also drew on his years as an adolescent nurse to write The 'S' Word - a boys' guide to sex, puberty and growing up. James lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife and two daughters. He doesn't like olives very much, and in his spare time he demonstrates an entirely misplaced confidence in his skills as a guitarist, painter and sportsman.
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A Boat For Bridget
A Boat For Bridget
James Roy


Meet Bridget. Bridget's father loves to sail. Her mother loves to garden. Is there a problem? Not until Will's love for the sea draws him back to the thrill and excitement of ocean racing, a world he ...

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Full Moon Racing
Full Moon Racing
James Roy


A 1974 Holden, two girls and a hitchhiker - a chance to escape on the open road and find their own freedom. Gunner escapes abuse at home while Arkey leaves a relationship gone wrong. And Saxon is look ...


Captain Mack
Captain Mack
James Roy


In this International Year of the Older Person (Towards a Society for All Ages) James Roy has written an exceptional book, devoid of sentimentality, about the friendship between a young boy in his fir ...


Billy Mack
Billy Mack's War
James Roy


'Home's a good place to be, Billy-boy. I'm glad I got to see it again.' When Captain Mack is released from his prison camp at the end of the war, no one is quite sure what to expect, least of all his ...


The Legend Of Big Red
The Legend Of Big ...
James Roy


Bailey's Swamp is a lot of things. Beautiful. Secluded. Creepy. It's also thought to be the home of Big Red, a giant and elusive fish, a true legend of the local area. And Barney and Liam are determ ...


The
The 'S' Word: A Bo...
James Roy
Gus Gordon


OK, here’s a very short pop quiz. Boys think about sex: a. when they’re awake b. when they’re asleep c. when they’re half awake and half asleep d. all of the above


Problem Child
Problem Child
James Roy


Max Quigley doesn't think he's a bully. He's an "observer". He observes the habits, interests and peculiarities of other people, which he then points out. A lot. Triffin Nordstrom isn't really all th ...


Town
Town
James Roy


Everyone has a story. In Town, James Roy turns his hand to the short story, using it to explore the lives of the young residents of an Australian town. This town doesn’t have a name. But if it seems ...


Edsel Grizzler: Voyage To Verdada
Edsel Grizzler: Vo...
James Roy


When Edsel takes an unexpected voyage to a parallel dimension, Verdada, his life is transformed overnight. Suddenly, his over-protective parents are nowhere to be seen and rules are a thing of the pas ...


Edsel Grizzler: Rescue Mission
Edsel Grizzler: Re...
James Roy


No adults, no way out, kids everywhere... chaos, welcome back to Verdada When Edsel Grizzler left Verdada, longing for a normal home life, he was told he could never return. But when he receives a de ...


Edsel Grizzler: Ghostly Shadows
Edsel Grizzler: Gh...
James Roy


The third book in the fantastic Edsel Grizzler trilogy from award-winning author James Roy.


City
City
James Roy


A striking collection of connected short stories that reflect our lives and those of the people that we pass each day.


AWARDS
Winner: 2013 International Youth Library White Ravens

Notable List:
2013 CBCA Older Reader

Longlisted: 2013 Inky Award