Best boys’ book ever

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Which books do some of Australia’s favourite authors recommend for boys?

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On the Boys blokes books blog, Tristan Bancks, author of Max Slater, and guest blogger on the Boys, blokes, books blog over the next three months, has asked some Australian authors what their favourite boys’ books are.

To kick things off, I’ve asked a handful of Australia’s favourite children’s writers to give their tip on the best book for boys ever. And here they are:

James Roy: The Machine Gunners (by Robert Westall)

David Metzenthen: The Really Nearly Deadly Canoe Ride (by David Metzenethen)

Pat Flynn: Holes by Louis Sachar and Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs (by Michael Gerard Bauer)

Nick Place: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (by Douglas Adams)

And my tip? My Side of the Mountain (by Jean Craighead George)

Personally, I find this question impossible to answer, but I’ll think about it.

What about you? What, in your opinion, is the best boys’ book ever?

What makes a good boys’ book?  Leave a comment and start a discussion.


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