STORM BOY is one of the classics of Australian writing for children. When Storm Boy goes walking along the beach, or over the sandhills, or in the sanctuary, the birds are not afraid. They know he is a friend. One of them comes to live with Storm Boy and his father, Hideaway. He is the pelican they call Mr Percival. This is one of Australia's favourite stories, for everyone knows that birds like Mr Percival never really die. Other stories in the book are: The Water Trolley, The Lock-Out, Dad Ran a Fowl Run, The Shell and The Fish Scales.