My Dad, the All Black
Will McCann, 12 years old, is a top notch rugby player. Everybody says he gets his talent from his famous All Black father, but Will never knew his dad. After a game goes wrong, Will wonders if he plays rugby because he loves the game, or because everybody says he should?
When Will’s grandad dies, Will meets Jim, his reclusive uncle with a troubled past. Why has Uncle Jim stayed away from Will and his mum for so many years? What really happened the night Will’s dad died? While, on the other side of the world, the All Blacks battle for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, Will battles to discover the truth about the past. He eventually unlocks a secret that helps him decide things for himself.
Anyone who ever wanted to be an All Black should read this book! Following her first waggish novel, Recycled, Sandy McKay writes another eventful, tender and humorous story from a child’s-eye view.
Format: Paperback, 164 pages
Published: New Zealand, 1 April 2002
Publisher: Longacre Press
Dimensions: 19 x 13 cms (0.17 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years