The Red Wind


Isobelle Carmody


CBCA Younger Readers Book of the Year 2011









Australia, 11 October 2011


In this captivating first book of this magical new series, brothers Zluty and Bily live happily in their little house in the desert. Every year Zluty journeys to the great forest while Bily stays to tend their desert home. And every year Zluty returns with exciting tales of his adventures. But then a devastating red wind sweeps across the land destroying everything in its path. And each brother must fight for his survival and journey into the perilous unknown..




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