Wheelers Books
Show navigation
Hide navigation
Children & Young Adults
General Audience & Adults
By Publication Date
By Age Group
Find books by...
freight

My Dad, the All Black

My Dad, the All Black
  

When Will's grandad dies, Will meets Jim, his reclusive uncle with a troubled past. Why has Uncle Jim stayed away from Will and his mum for so many years? What really happened the night Will's dad (a famous All Black) died? Will battles to discover the truth about the past.

Sorry, title is now out of print.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781877135699
Barcode 9781877135699
Published 1 April 2002 by Random House
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781877135699
ISBN-10 1877135690
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Longacre Press
Publication Date 1 April 2002
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
Children's and Educational
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 164
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Weight 172g
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 11075

Description of this Book

Will McCann, 12 years old, is a top notch rugby player. Everybody says he gets his talent from his famous All Black father, but Will never knew his dad. After a game goes wrong, Will wonders if he plays rugby because he loves the game, or because everybody says he should? When Will's grandad dies, Will meets Jim, his reclusive uncle with a troubled past. Why has Uncle Jim stayed away from Will and his mum for so many years? What really happened the night Will's dad died? While, on the other side of the world, the All Blacks battle for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, Will battles to discover the truth about the past. He eventually unlocks a secret that helps him decide things for himself. Anyone who ever wanted to be an All Black should read this book! Following her first waggish novel, Recycled, Sandy McKay writes another eventful, tender and humorous story from a child's-eye view.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

Sandy McKay is better known for her novels for young readers. She won the NZ Post Junior Fiction Award for Recycled in 2002 and is highly regarded for her gentle, insightful writing style. She's held the Writer in Residence at the Dunedin College of Education and has received many accolades for her books. In One Stroppy Jockey, her skill ss a biographer is clearly evident. Here she displays a graceful empathy for her subject and a quiet control of her material.

^ top