Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Age 9-12 years
Ben and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the School Ship Tobermory crew head down under to take part in a tall ships race, but after a good start the Tobermory runs aground after it drops out to rescue a local boy, Kimba, stranded on the rocks. When the ship's dog Henry disappears, Kimba helps Ben, Fee and their friends find him. But as the trail leads them deeper into the Outback, they begin to realize that a missing dog is the least of their problems. Who are the mysterious couple claiming to be flying doctors, and why are they interested in an abandoned mine?
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of more than 80 books, including the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, and 44 ScotlandStreet. He is one of the world's most prolific and popular authors, and his books have been translated into 46 languages.