Available from August 3rd 2015
Bloomsbury 2015 $22.99hb 183pp
ISBN 978 1 4088 6474 6
Themes: Bullying/ Bush (woods)/ Communities/ Enviroment/ Epidemics/Friendship/Fuel/ School Stories
Everyone knows you should never go into the bush on your own especially when a relentless bully is in there as well. However the bully, Chad, Tamaya a well-behaved but determined girl who is at school on a scholarship and Marshall, the victim of Chad’s bullying find themselves there, deep in the bush in a situation not many people would have dreamed of.. Of course Louis Sachar being the original and imaginative writer he is, HAS dreamed of it all and has created a story that is truly scary, in fact quite sinister in places, but with moments of humour as well. It would read aloud well to a mixed group of ten to eleven year olds.
Year 6 up/ Age 10 up