It was a green year indeed. The year when Charlie and his family went to live with Grandfather McDonald whose house on the cliffs was rigged out like a ship . . . when Charlie and his mate Squid rode to school on a camel and staged a bullfight inspired by the movies . . . the year of the terrible fight with Big Simmons . . . it was the year that Johnno cleared out . . . a year after which life would never be quite the same again.
Don Charlwood recaptures here the essence of what it is like to be a boy on the edge of manhood. Life - with all its intense attachments, its wonders, its apprehensions, and its comedy - flows through 'All the Green Year' to make it a unique and entertaining experience.