Author(s): Justin D'Ath
'My little brother lay in the bottom of the basket with his head slimed sideways, I took a closer look. Jordan's face was blue ...' When Sam Fox's twin brothers, Harry and Jordan, are carried off in a runaway hot-air balloon, Sam tries to save them - only to end up trapped himself! What starts as a joy-ride turns into a life-and-death struggle when Jordan is bitten by a funnel-web spider. Will Sam be able to land the balloon in time to save his brother? An action-packed, thrilling ride, Spider Bite is the most gripping Extreme Adventure yet! Visit puffin.com.au/extreme for more.
Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath is one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood. After three years, he left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike. While doing that he began writing for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989. This was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996. To date he has published fifteen books. He has two children, two grandchildren, and one dog.