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The Secret Stalker of the Prostate
IRISH GOLD by Clancy Tucker.
Another Australian history adventure novel by award-winning author Clancy Tucker.
Pat Toomey’s violent father dies, leaving Pat, his mother and four sisters in the Port Phillip District of Australia during the 1850’s gold rush. Pat and best friend, Seamus, are offered a job by Irishman, Michael Macevoy; to transport supplies to miners in Ballarat. They take the job, and Macevoy becomes a regular caller at the Toomey’s home. The boys meet many people who know their boss, and it intrigues them. They also save a Chinese family from a dangerous bushranger, Jack Lawrie, and meet another wanted bushranger, Martin Riley – Michael Macevoy’s best mate.
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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?
The books are available through Morris Publishing Australia, bookshops through Dennis Jones and Associates, and all library suppliers. Release date: August 2016.
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'KICK-ASS' TYLER by Clancy Tucker
Sam Tyler is a feisty 14 year-old girl who lives in a seaside town, and becomes rebellious after the death of her father. When a classmate, Zoran Cepnic, is abducted, Sam forms a committee to find him, and the entire school is fired-up to help. While investigating her friend's disappearance, she is also abducted and ends up in an isolated farmhouse with Zoran. He’s alive! Sam and Zoran attempt to escape, but are stopped by their abductor. Will they escape? How will the police find them?
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MISTER RAINBOW by Clancy Tucker
Maddie and Toby love fishing, and live in a small mill town where people are dying from ‘Mill Flu’. Keen to catch the biggest rainbow trout ever, ‘Mister Rainbow’, they disobey orders, fish in the ‘Big Pool’ and find a recluse, Colonel Bolt, living in a shack in the bush. Then, Toby goes missing.
Desperate to find her fishing partner, Maddie calls Colonel Bolt for help. Will they find Toby alive? Will the colonel win a prize in the art competition, and will they catch Mister Rainbow?
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THE BUNYIP IN
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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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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The exciting sequel to Gunnedah Hero.
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Banjo is an experienced stock horse and about to be retired. But his wisdom and experience will be needed on his last muster, not only by his owner, but by the young less experienced horses working with him. Not everything goes to plan.
Join him for the excitement of his last muster.
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Praise for Captured - The Mystery of Nida
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"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.
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