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Dropping In

Written by Geoff Havel


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Sticks and Ranga live on the same street, go to the same school and love the same things – skateboarding and PlayStation.

When new kid James arrives in his wheelchair, Sticks isn’t sure they can be friends. But Sticks quickly discovers they have a lot in common. Cerebral palsy stops James from doing some things but it hasn’t dulled his sense of humour – and he’s pretty brainy, too. The only thing James can’t do is join Sticks and Ranga when they go skateboarding – or can he?

Three mates, a beat-up old couch, a couple of skateboards and a steep hill ... what could possibly go wrong?

'vivid and dramatic' Magpies

'Exceptionally well written and a thoroughly absorbing from beginning to end.' Midwest Book Review

'a feel-good, entertaining introduction to some serious and important subjects.' Junior Books+Publishing

'Once I started reading Dropping In I really, really, really didn’t want to put it down.' Joseph, 11 years old, Alphabet Soup

'This story was funny, real and all too easy to imagine.' Good Reading Magazine

'Dropping In highlights the value of true friendship' Kidz Review Krew

'This is an excellent choice for boys who want to read a book that speaks to their lives.' The Book Chook

ISBN 9781925162219 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
The West Australian's ED! Serialisations
Fiction for Middle Readers
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2015
Pages 144
Rights World
  • Geoff havel

    Geoff Havel

    Geoff Havel was born in the mountains of New Guinea. As a baby, he liked to sit in a sandpit on the edge of the jungle, stuffing whole bananas down his throat. His manners have improved since then, that is, unless he spots a good idea for a story as it goes past. Right in the middle of whatever he’s doing he gets a faraway look in his eyes, rips out his trusty notebook and slams the idea between the pages. Read more