The Little Wave

When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves.

Noah is fearless in the surf. Being at the beach makes him feel free. So where does his courage go when his best mate pushes him around?

Lottie loves collecting facts about bugs, but she wishes her dad would stop filling their lonely house with junk. She doesn’t know what to do about it.

Jack wants to be a cricket star, but first he has to get to school and look after his little sister. Especially if he wants to go on the class trip and see the ocean for the first time.

  • Pip Harry’s words are imbued with hope, and the message that falling down doesn’t mean you never get back up.
    — Megan Daley, Children’s Books Daily
  • The Little Wave is brilliant. A book for upper primary kids dealing with bullying, coping with loss and having the courage to face the future with hope and optimism. I loved this book!
    — Paul Macdonald, The Children's Bookshop
  • The Little Wave is both tender and powerful in exploring themes of friendship, acceptance and courage.
    — Practising Teacher Librarian