Author(s): Justin D'Ath
Sam Fox is on a field trip with his uncle in the Amazon, when he's swept over a waterfall and lands in an underground lake. There he discovers a fortune in gold. He's rich! But things aren't that simple. There's an enormous anaconda lurking in the cave, and that's just the first obstacle Sam will have to overcome!
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.