Johnny Lost Author:Philip Jones On the eastern tropical coast of Australia there is a black, brooding mountain surrounded by dense scrub, wild animals, and a few scattered ranches. And there, during one of the hottest Novembers on record, three-year-old Johnny Johnson wandered away from his home and remained missing for nine hours. — Young Johnny was in terrible danger from ro... more »ck slides, predatory animals, and - the worst danger of them all - a psychopathic killer seeking a route of escape.
Forgetting a feud he had begun with his neighbors, Johnny's father asks for help - young Johnny must be found before it is too late. The father is new to this land, but his neighbors have lived there all their lives and one of them knows every inch of Black Mountain. And so the search begins.
When the entire male population of the area drop their tools to try to find the child before a threatening rainstorm makes his death by exposure almost a surety, Johnny's father learns that man cannot live alone, that he is dependent on the good will of his neighbors.« less