Author(s): Sandy Nelson
When Paddy, a young New Zealand schoolboy, becomes so obsessed with a book about the Second World War Battle of Guadalcanal he's lucky not to killed in a traffic accident, his parents ban him from reading it ever again. But Paddy begins to hear the voices of men who died during the battle, leaving him both horrified and fascinated. Gradually he realises the voices wish him no harm, and are his Australian grandfather’s lost shipmates. They all served together on the HMAS Canberra, one of the Australian ships lost in the battle of Savo Strait. While Paddy's grandfather survived, they didn't . . . and cannot rest.