Introduction

Your

family

is

going

on

a

holiday.

After

four

hours

of

driving,

you’re

still

chugging

along

in

the

car.

‘Are

we

there

yet?’

you

call

out.

‘It

shouldn’t

be

much

longer,’

your

mother

says.

You

gaze

out

the

window.

‘I

wonder

how

tall

those

gum

trees

are.’

‘And

how

far

away

would

that

mountain

peak

be?’

asks

your

father,

unfolding

a

road

map.