Ridgie is a wooden
boy, made by a very talented wood-turner named Richard.
One day the Beach
Fairy turned him into a real boy, to please Richard.
Like all boys, he
wanted to spread his wings and set out to seek adventure in the Australian bush,
hoping to find new friends, with very unusual consequences.
In Store Price: $18.00
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Number of pages:
Genre: Children’s Fiction
primary school age.
Publisher: Poseidon Books
Date Published: 2008
I am very Real! I am not a Toy!
I am Ridgie Wood, the Wood-turned Boy!
How I love the sand
and I love the sea,
But I have no friends
made of wood like me!
THE BUSH FAIRIES
Who has heard of the Gold Coast and Surfers
Paradise, in Queensland, Australia?
If you have been to the surfing beach there, you
must have seen Ridgie! He is the best surfer on the Coast, because, being made
of wood, he never sinks! If he falls off his surfboard and is lost below the
watch and wait! He will surface again and float! Wood always floats!
Yes, he is a delightful, happy-go-lucky chap who
has always loved to surf and swim. He runs down to the beach after school and
every weekend, with his surfboard tucked under his arm. However, as perfect as
his life may appear to be, lately he has become rather restless and
Ridgie was made by a clever wood-turner named
Richard. Then one magic night, the beach fairy wished him alive! What a surprise
for Richard the next morning! Now Richard could pass on all his knowledge to
Ridgie! There was just one problem. Although Ridgie loved his mum and dad and
his wonderful life on the Gold Coast, he was lonely sometimes. Being made of
wood, he was not able to run as fast as the other children in his street,
so he felt he didnt quite fit in. Oh, if only he had a real best friend like
himself. After his dad taught him to wood-turn, he did make himself a pretend
friend and named him Elfie, a cute little elf, whom he took everywhere. Ridgie
talked to him all the time, but Elfie never answered. He was only a wooden,
model elf – not real, like Ridgie!