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By the River Paperback – 1 August 2004

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Herrick captures the essence of his characters with deft strokes concise, eloquent and moving.'Andrew Riemer, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 11-12, 2004 Herrick's language is spare and lyrical'Magpies Vol 19 No 4 September 2004highly emotional poetry that can induce tears of both laughter and sadness. Harry's voice is compelling and without guile.' The AgeSat 14/08/04exquisite prose verse - beautifully told' Kirkus Reviews, USAAnother outstanding verse novel by Steven Herrick A wonderful example of Australian identity' Judith Way, Mill Park Secondary College, VIC

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Steven Herrick was born in Brisbane, the youngest of seven children. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs, including fruit picking. Now Steven writes for children and teenagers and visits many schools each year. He loves talking to the students and their teachers about poetry, and soccer.

Steven lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife and two sons.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ A & U Children (1 August 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1741143578
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1741143577
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 - 18 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.03 x 1.52 x 19.51 cm
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Steven Herrick is an Australian poet and author who has published twenty-four books for children and young adults. His books have twice won the NSW Premiers Literary Award (2000, 2005) and have been shortlisted eight times for Book of the Year in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book Awards.

He regularly tours throughout Australia, Asia and Europe performing his work in schools and at festivals.

in 2012, he published his first travel book, 'baguettes and bicycles: a cycling adventure across France.' This was followed by 'bordeaux and bicycles: a cycling journey along the canals of France'; 'bratwurst and bicycles: a cycling adventure along the Danube'; 'Cycling to Bohemia: from Brittany to Prague by bicycle'; 'Cycling North: from the French Mediterranean to Norway by bicycle,' and in 2017 'Cycling South: from The Highlands to the Islands.'

He is an avid football (soccer) fan and cyclist who lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife, Cathie. They have two adult sons, Jack and Joe.

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