Volcano Boy

  • Commended in The Society of Women Writers of NSW, 2003
  • Bi-annual Awards for Younger Readers

When Alexander is put in the care of his humourless minister uncle, he is taken to Rabaul in Papua New Guinea to live. Unable to grieve for his sister and mother, on the eve of the eruption of a volcano, Alexander can think of nothing but destruction. But Alice, through her love for him, sets out to save him. Written in verse form as a diary, we enter into Alexander’s life and see how Papua New Guinea, its people and the threatening landscape of volcanic Rabaul, slowly change him.

Publisher: Lothian

Year: 2001