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Two short stories set in the Australian country for early readers:
A Close Call: An afternoon ride becomes dangerous when Courtney’s curiosity leads her into a race to safety from an enraged emu.
Jake to the Rescue: Jake’s dad hasn’t come home for tea. Following his mother’s request to use his initiative more often, Jake and his dog Laddie go on a night search for his father that puts them in danger.
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Enter the world of the Magic Folk. A world of Fairies, Elves, Witches, Warlocks, Gnomes, Trolls and much more...
An enchanting world full of magic, both good and evil.
Follow the adventures of four Aussie cousins as they find themselves thrust into this world, given magic powers, and sent on a quest to save the forests of the world from destruction by an evil wizard.
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DIPPY THE DANCING DIPROTODON
Book one in the Meet The Megafauna series.
Author: Elaine Ouston. Illustrator: Kevin Burgemeestre.
This is the first book in a series of picture books that will feature two of the megafauna interacting as they would have in the wild. This one features the marsupial lion and the diprotodon.
The unique and hardly known megafauna in this book were first introduced by the author in her fantasy series The Mystery of Nida Valley.
Many school teachers, librarians, and parents have requested books for younger children with stories and illustrations of the animals.
More than 50,000 years ago, Dippy the diprotodon (di-prot-o-don) danced through the dense forest heading for his breakfast of fresh eucalyptus leaves.
What he didn't know was that right behind him, stalking him, was a marsupial lion wanting to make Dippy his breakfast. Who will win this battle?
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MEET THE MEGAFAUNA by Elaine Ouston
This book is educational and introduces the young reader to Australia’s unique megafauna in an entertaining way. It is written as if the animals are introducing themselves to the reader.
The book was written at the request of school librarians who purchased my fantasy series for middle readers featuring the megafauna of Australia, The Mystery of Nida Valley. They asked for an entertaining book for younger readers with illustrations of the animals. A series of illustrated books will follow featuring two of the animals interacting as they would have in the wild.
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LOVE YA WORK
by Clancy Tucker
This is a collection of Clancy’s short stories, bush poetry and anecdotes from a ‘Life on the run’. Many of the stories are based on true-life. So, get in, buckle up and hold on. This book will make you laugh and cry.
Clancy Tucker is an award-winning author, photographer, poet and screenwriter who writes young adult fiction. He has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, has photography published in the USA, photographic work registered with the International Library of Photography, and included in literary magazines. He has also written more than 140 short stories and an anthology of bush poetry.
Clancy’s been short-listed, commended and highly-commended in many writing contests, and had short stories and poems published in literary magazines. He has been a political speechwriter, public servant, farmer and vocal advocate for human rights, social justice and independent authors. Clancy has worked with street kids, currently mentors aspiring writers, and draws on life’s experiences to write stories for young adults.
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KY! By Clancy Tucker
This award-winning, modern fiction novel deals with bullying, refugees, asylum seekers, sickness, sport, competing, friendships, racism and bigotry.
Rida Khalid is a Muslim refugee from Iran. She is bullied by two girls at school for wearing a hijab (Muslim headscarf), reading books and wearing glasses, and seeks refuge in an old man’s garden after school. Rida meets an Asian girl at school, Ky, who also loves books, but Rida soon dumps her for a gawky girl, Carmen, who teaches her about fitting in. To be accepted, Rida removes her hijab at school, but she must wear her headscarf whilst competing in the inter-school sports. Her family will attend.
Rida enters the State Athletics Championships, but two athletics clubs lodge an objection to her hijab. Rida is shocked when a retired Queens Counsel (QC) represents her at the Equal Opportunity Commission. Who is he? Will Rida win the case? Will she run in the State Championships? Will Ky beat leukaemia, and who owns the garden that Rida has used as a sanctuary?
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Praise for Captured - The Mystery of Nida
Valley Series: Review by Cecilia Jansink
"Captured" is the second book in The Mystery of Nida Valley series, but even if, like myself, you haven't read the first; the events prior are explained enough that you won't be left feeling lost.
Our protagonist, Meg is an absolute delight to get to know and the adventure she takes us on will leave you on the edge of your seat. Packed to the brim with magic, mystery, the ultimate bad guy and unwavering friendship, "Captured" is the ultimate story to re-affirm or develop your love for all things fantasy.
The plot is timed perfectly and the world and characters are all well developed and the scenery vivid. This is truly and all ages book. While it is aimed at older children/young teens there is plenty to delight adults as well. The only downside? Well it will leave you desperate for more, and eagerly anticipating reading its predecessor.
Bring a little extra magic to your life and take the leap into Nida Valley - you won't regret it.