Author(s): Justin D'Ath
A class trip to Borneo starts off with a bang - a trip to see a real-life volcano! But when the volcano unexpectedly erupts, Sam Fox is left behind with his ailing teacher, Mr Griffin. They make it down the mountain to the cool blue sea - only to be hemmed in by bloodthirsty sharks!
Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath is one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood. After three years, he left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike. While doing that he began writing for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989. This was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996. To date he has published fifteen books. He has two children, two grandchildren, and one dog.