Fat Abby - Feline Investigator! Check out the website here:
Have just finshed Gabrielle Lord's fifth book (May) in the C0nspiracy 365 series by Scholastic Australia. The clever plot drives on relentlessly, carrying poor Cal Ormond through more horrors and adventure. Whom can he trust, but his best buddy Boges? In book five his enemies have managed to get him committed to an asylum, from which he tries to escape, however the false identity they have created keeps him locked in therapy wth the dubiously intelligent Dr Snudgeglasser.
Finally, Cal manages an ingenious escape and flees to his Great Uncle Bartholomew. At last, a member of his family believes his story! But his joy is shortlived as Bartholomew figures out how Cal's enemies always know where to find him. For Cal, the reunion with his Great Uncle provides more clues to the Ormond Singularity, the secret his dying father tried to convey to his son on his deathbed. Cal is desperately homesick for his mother and little sister Gabby, but he can't go home. Despite his best efforts, Oriana De La Force's thugs have found him again and he must leave Bartholomew and flee in the little Orca airplane in the shed. Yes, that's right - fly a plane! Just when you think Cal is getting somewhere, his story twists again and he finds himself in more danger.
So far, Gabrielle Lord has kept up the suspense and drama for five books. Some of my students, notably boys, have caught the Consppiracy 365 bug and can't wait for the next instalment!
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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Thursday, June 17, 2010
What inspires writers?
Having been sick with pneumonia for over a week, I have been in the unusual position of being inspired to write, with ideas flooding in from all directions, but too tired to do anything about it!
One thing I make time for each day is a daily journal entry or thought for the day. It keeps the windows open.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Kyle's Review of Fat Abby:
I really enjoyed this book about Fat Abby.
I liked when Abby's friend Molly goes missing and Abby tries to find her, she comes across the mean and vicious Fang.
Then Abby tries to think of a plan to fight Fang and thought of a great idea to attack Fang's wounds, then Fang limps away,hurt.
A short time later,Abby finds Molly,she is pregnant and she needs a safe place to have her babies.When Abby and Molly get back home Molly's babies are ready to come out.There is one boy and three girls.Abby's friend Manky was at the vet because he was hurt by Fang.In the end Helen,Abby's mother and Molly have to care for four cubs that are very cute.
This book is very adventurous and exciting.I rate this book very high,I give it a 10 out of 10.
From Kyle (nearly 9 years old)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Kid's Book Revew have reviewed my third book, The Wobbly Wombat. Click here:
This book deals with the topical issue of bullying. Characters are Australian animals, set in the beautiful Grey Gums Forest.
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The Wobbly Wombat
Friday, June 4, 2010
Here are some pics of The Enterprise, a steam powered paddle boat built in the 1800's. Unfortunately it is not in survey, so it can't take public passengers on a cruise, but the volunteers take good care of it, opening it for the public to come onboard and have a look at how boats were powered in the age of steam. A very tasty, aromatic lunch was cooked on this old stove!