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Austin is a wreck! He’s overgrown with weeds and brambles and lives at the back of Farmer Oats’ old barn behind the rickety stone wall. Vole, Hedgehog and the Blackbird family shelter inside him and when the old stone wall collapses and Austin is sent by the greedy farmer to Butcher’s scrapyard, the animals are all made homeless and put in terrible danger of being eaten alive by Marmaduke the evil farmyard tomcat. If this wasn’t bad enough, when Austin is towed away to be thrown into the Giant Steam Crusher, the baby Blackbird Twins are trapped inside him! Will the farmyard animals find the man in the village who does up old cars to rescue Austin before Marmaduke makes a meal of them? Will Austin and the Blackbird babies be squished inside the crusher’s greedy jaws? The rollercoaster twists and turns and humour of this thrilling adventure story make ‘Austin’ a non-stop, page turner for both kids age 7 to10 (and grown-ups alike)!