Jack and Gilbert are sons of Cornish immigrant copper miners in the early days of Australia. They’re also mates. But can Jack stick to his promise when disaster separates the friends? He needs all his courage to make the right choice.
Published 2013. Walker Books.
A Notable in the Younger Readers’ category for 2014 CBCA Awards
‘This evocative book is the reason we read. To be entertained, to be worried, to be affected.’
'This beautiful Australian junior fiction novel by accomplished author Janeen Brian will easily become a classic. I cannot recommend it enough. It’s absolutely brilliant.’