Author(s): Tim Winton (illus Andrew Davidson)
Abel Jackson was ten years old and could never remember a time when he could not dive. His mother said he was a diver before he was born; he floated and swam in the warm ocean inside her for nine months so maybe it came naturally. He had lived by the sea at Longboat Bay his whole life. Every day was special. But it all became much more precious the day he met Blueback.