A timeslip adventure novel about a boy who goes busking at the market and finds himself transported back to a century ago.
Things unravel so fast. One day Sam is a kid with a straightforward life, next moment he’s sucked into a time warp and flung back a hundred years. Meeting Flea, Gertie and the gang is just the start of a crazy adventure with Sam on the run from police, sleeping outside the morgue, laying bets on horse races, fighting thieves and larrikins. An accident in a shooting gallery confronts Sam with the hardest decision he’s ever had to make. Can he change the past – and his own future?
Market Blues is a fast-moving drama about city kids then and now, about change, choice and responsibility.
Kirsty Murray has written many novels for children and young adults as well as short stories, articles, and several non-fiction books. Her novels have won numerous awards, including an Aurealis award and the NSW Premier's History Award. Kirsty has been a writer- in-residence at two Indian universities and a participant in the Bookwallah Roving Writers Festival, presenting at literary events across India.
Kirsty loves history, especially stories from history about Australian children and their incredible adventures. She loves to write the kinds of books about Australia that she never found when she was growing up.