Illustrated by Andrew McLean

Omnibus Books, 1998

 We're going down the highway for our holiday. I don't know where we'll end up, but Mum reckons that doesn't matter. 

Seen through the eyes of an eight-year-old girl, a delivery-trip in Dad's truck becomes a fun-filled holiday as well as an epic journey. As the landscape changes from the suburbs to the the open countryside and on to a city, we share in the joyful discoveries of this loving and hard-working family. 



Selected Reviews

You would have to travel far to find a book as suited to the children of trucking families as Highway is... Truck driving is an occupation that can put pressure on family life. Perhap a book like Highway could go a little way towards easing that pressure.
— Bernie Dowling, Big Rig
Highway is a story about real people.
— Allison Wilson, The Advocate
There’s a strong sense of a family united by the father’s work, and of the Australian landscape unfolding without excluding the industrial landscapes of factories and car yards..
— Sally McInerney, Sydney Morning Herald


Honour Book, CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 1999

Shortlisted, Qld Premier's Literary Awards, 1999

Shortlisted YABBA Award, 2000