Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Little Hare an imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont

About the book

Waiting for Chicken Smith by David Mackintosh.

'Every year, I stay in the same cabin at the beach with my family, and every year Chicken Smith's here too, with his Dad and his dog, Jelly. But this year, something's different.' As we hang on the words of the narrator, we learn of the legendary Chicken Smith and the beachside town that has been the backdrop to their school-holiday adventures for years. But will Chicken Smith turn up this year? Or will a friendship of a different kind blossom. A story about childhood friendship, the inevitability of change and the magic of anticipation.