by Leila Hayes

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/08/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781504314381

About the Book

Streak is an ambitious young seagull, eager to make his way in the world beyond his nursery home. Since learning to fly, Streak has admired the adult seagulls across the bay. His goal is to become a member of their colony. As he grows, he ensures he’s the fastest and highest-flying gull in the nursery flock. When he believes he’s ready, he happily leaves his parents, teachers, and the other young gulls and flies to the island across the bay. Unfortunately, the adult seagulls there don’t greet him warmly. Even though their leader, Onnorsos, is kinder to him, he’s not welcome to join their colony. Fortunately for the disappointed young gull, a Cormorant named Dastfee, a friend of Onnorsos, invites him to live on the outskirts of her colony. Streak accepts the invitation, but still hopes to become a member of the gull colony he’s admired. Not long after Streak settles in, Dastfee learns of a plot to overthrow Onnorsos. Dastfee asks Streak to help protect Onnorsos by using his ability to fly higher and faster than all of the other gulls. She entrusts Streak with a mission to determine what the plot involves, so Onnorsos can be warned of the threat. Streak is happy to help. He hopes it will prove his loyalty to the leader and finally enable him to reach his goal of becoming a member of the Onnorsos colony.

About the Author

As a professional singer, LEILA HAYES performed around Australia, and on popular TV variety shows. As an actress she had major roles in many popular television series, including The Sullivans – Power Without Glory – Prisoner (Cell Block H). She received a prestigious industry award for her starring role as Beryl Palmer in the (still) popular Sons and Daughters. When Sons and Daughters ended production, she opened The Leila Hayes Drama Studio and apart from teaching, she wrote, produced and directed plays and movies to highlight her students’ talents. During this time, she also wrote children’s stories. Leila also had her own column in an industry magazine and hosted her own talk-back radio show “New Day Australia With Leila Hayes”. After a sea change in 2014, she began writing Streak - based on the seagulls she would see every day at Balmoral Beach in New South Wales.