LOOK, I DIDN’T WANT TO BE A HALF-BLOOD. I NEVER ASKED TO BE THE SON OF A GREEK GOD.
I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That’s when things really started going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I’ve stolen his lightning bolt – and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
CAN PERCY FIND THE LIGHTNING BOLT BEFORE A FULLY FLEDGED WAR OF THE GODS ERUPTS?
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It’s 1808 . . .
and Grace is living with her uncle in London. They have no money, and Grace is always lonely and often hungry. The best part of her day is going to Fleet Street to talk to the horses that she loves so much. One afternoon Grace can’t resist taking a shiny red apple from a grocer’s cart – and then another… Before she knows it, Grace is being chased through the streets! Will she be caught and sent to prison – or worse?
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a brave convict girl who is given a second chance.
It’s 1841 . . .
and Letty is on the docks in England, farewelling her bossy older sister who is about to take a long sea voyage to Australia. But then there is a mix-up,and before she knows it Letty finds herself on the ship too, travelling to New South Wales! How will Letty manage when her sister doesn’t even want her on the ship? And what will it be like on the other side of the world?
Meet Letty and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a free settler girl and her new life in a far-off land.
It’s 1864 . . .
and Poppy lives at bird Creek Mission near Echuca. Poppy hates the Mission, especially now that her brother, Gus, has run away to pan for gold. What is Poppy escaped, too? Would she survive alone in the bush? And would she ever find Gus, whom she loves more than anything in the world?
Meet Poppy and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Gold Rush girl who dream of a better life.
It’s 1900 . . .
and Rose lives with her family in a big house in Melbourne. She wants to play cricket, climb trees and be an adventurer! But Rose’s mother has other ideas. Then Rose’s favourite young aunt comes to town, and everything changes. Will Rose’s mother let Aunt Alice stay? And will Rose ever get to do the things she loves?
Meet Rose and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Federation girl who’s determined to do things her way!
Holly says her dog Hamilton can do amazing handstands.
But can he really?
Everybody watches . . .
everybody waits . . .
‘Cluck, cluck, cluck.’
Rascal thinks he is a chicken.
And the fox is hungry.
Is this the end of Rascal?
A bedtime story set high in the tree tops as a young squirrel keeps his Mum and Dad up all night!
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