Author(s): Justin D'Ath
Colt is on the trail of two of the last regent firebirds in the world, who have been birdnapped by a foreign billionaire. But during the chase to rescue them, he loses the most important thing in the world - his best friend, Birdy. What follows is a wild ride involving a sea plane, a mysterious stranger, an uninhabited island, and a colony of ghost rats who are acting very strangely...Will Colt and BIrdy make it home alive?
Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath is one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood but after three years, left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike! Whilst doing that he began his writing career contributing pieces for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989 and this was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996 and to date he has published over 40 books. He has two children, two grandchildren, and one dog. Visit puffin.com.au/missionfox