Boss of the Pool
1 May 2011
Shelley is angry about having to tag along with her mum, who works in a hostel for children with intellectual disabilities. Why can't she stay home or with one of her girlfriends? Even the promise of the indoor pool is ruined by the presence of Ben, who watches from a safe distance and can't even say her name properly. Gradually Shelley moves from self-absorption to helping Ben overcome his terrible fear of water and teaching him to swim. An engaging story about trust, overcoming prejudice and seeing beyond yourself. This re-jacketed edition brings to a new audience Robin Klein's classic novel about an unlikely friendship between a young girl and a boy with an intellectual disability.