Jake's sister Lisa has a chance at Olympic glory in the swimming pool - or she did, until the council decide to close the local baths! Could a protest change their minds? Lisa's hopes of qualifying for the Olympics are dashed by the closure of the local swimming baths, but her boyfriend has a plan to stir up local support for their cause. Jake is eager to get involved and help his sister, but plans for a peaceful protest are threatened when troublemakers arrive. Thought-provoking drama. With a reading age of 8+ this is also suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.
Robert Swindells is one of the most respected authors in the UK today. After serving in the RAF he taught for eight years before beginning to write full time. He first won the Children's Book Award in 1984 for Brother in the Land, going on to win three more times. He was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1993 for the novel Stone Cold. He has written numerous novels for Barrington Stoke including Dan's War and Snakebite. He lives in Yorkshire.