Racing the Moon


Author – Mic20751655helle Morgan

Age – 12+

Set in pre-war Sydney, Joe is sent to a farm reform school way out in the country. Being a city kid, he struggles but ends up making firm friendships. He works hard but larks about with the other boys when he gets the chance.

Racing the Moon is when they set off to race the rising moon up a hill one night when everyone else is asleep. Will they get back before anyone notices them missing? The punishment doesn’t bear thinking about….

(Adventure, School, Historical, Friendship, Australia, Catholic, Mishchief, Power)


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