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Published
Puffin, January 2024
ISBN
9781761340598
Format
Softcover

Countdown to Yesterday

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From the incredible mind of multi-award-winning Australian children's author Shirley Marr comes a beautiful story for young readers about memories, family, friendship, The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book, David Bowie and time travel!

James wishes he could go back in time. Back to when his mum and dad were together, when he had one home, when his family laughed and climbed hills and went to the movies. After meeting the enigmatic Yan, a girl who looks at the world differently, James discovers time travel might not be impossible after all. But if James can live forever in one of his six favourite memories, which one will he choose?' One part time travel, two parts cake and a whole lot of nostalgia . . . it's impossible not to love this book.' REECE CARTER, author of A Girl Called Corpse'This smart, lively, retro-cool book about looking back, falling forward and changing your own story will leave you smiling.' FIONA HARDY, CBCA Notable author of How to Make a Movie in 12 Days'A sweet story about love and loss, with a twist that will hit you hard.' OLIVER PHOMMAVANH, CBCA Notable author of What About Thao? In a place where retro Australian Woman's Weekly birthday cakes, old Commodore computers, chaotic rideshare vehicles of the future and spacemen all collide, Countdown to Yesterday is a contemporary novel touched with philosophical and science fiction ideas for young readers.

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