The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

· Bolinda · Narrated by Patrick Harvey
4 hr 41 min
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About this audiobook

It struck Henry that perhaps he was waiting for the exact right moment to be daring and brave. The exact right moment where he felt no worry at all, not one tiny flicker. But what if that moment never came? Henry Hoobler is a reluctant adventurer who is worried about his summer holiday camping at the beach: bugs, spiders, snakes, stingers, blue-ringed octopi or sharks. Worst of all, his family and friends are pushing him to ride his new silver bike – without training wheels. But when Henry meets Cassie, he discovers that courage is there to be found when you have a friend who is straight-up and true. Winner of the QLD Literary Awards for Children's Fiction in 2017 and short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers in 2018.

About the author

Lisa Shanahan is an award-winning writer of picture books and fiction for young people. Her first novel for teenagers, My Big Birkett was published to critical acclaim both in Australia, where it was short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers, and in the United States.

Patrick Harvey is an Irish-Australian actor and voiceover artist. He is best known for playing Irish immigrant Connor O'Neill on Neighbours for over a decade. Patrick spent most of his childhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland, moving back to Australia in 1999. He voiced Sinbad in Sherazade: The Untold Stories and has appeared in many other television programs including Utopia, Wentworth and The Cry.

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