Author(s): Patrick Loughlin
A junior fiction series for boys about a local boys' rugby league team who get special coaching and advice from star NRL player Billy Slater. Junior is the youngest player for the West Hill Ravens. He is also the biggest. Everyone on the team starts to call him Cannonball because, when he makes a bust, he's virtually unstoppable. Even though Junior is helping his team score more tries than ever, no one seems to be able to see past his size. When team mentor, Billy Slater, sets the Ravens a challenge, Junior's bad feeling gets even worse. Will Billy be able to help Junior prove there is more to him than meets the eye?
BILLY SLATER is a talent unlike any other in the world of rugby league. He is an Australian fullback who plays for the Melbourne Storm, Queensland Maroons and Australian Kangaroos. Also a dedicated family man, Billy has decided it is time to share what he has learnt on the field with Australia's next generation of players u and get them reading! In his children's book series, Billy explores what is important to him u family, teamwork, health and fun. NAHUM ZIERSCH was born and raised in the Clare Valley in South Australia. From a very young age he knew he wanted to draw for a living, surrounded by very artistic parents who encouraged and nurtured his passion. As a kid he would watch Astro Boy and stacks of other cartoons in his PJs, devour comics and draw his own imaginative worlds and characters. Nahum works as a freelance illustrator in Adelaide. While his main areas of work include editorial, advertising and educational illustrations, he still has a mad passion for creating quirky and expressive characters.