Spook's Shack

Wendy Orr, illustrated by Kerry Millard
AUD $14.95
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Finn discovers Jack Henry, a ghost, and his ghost-dog Nipper, in an old bush shack. They team up to outwit Boris Banks, who has plans for a gold mine that would destroy the bushland and leave the wild animals homeless. Illustrated junior novel.

Deep in the bush, where the trees grow tall, Finn discovers an old deserted shack. Inside is shivery cold, with green fungus on the walls. When a dog growls and a gravelly voice snarls, Finn's hair stands up like bristles on a brush. An old man and his dog are glowing in the darkness.

Jack Henry lived in the shack 100 years ago and was friends with all the wild creatures. When Finn is with the old ghost, he can feel what the birds are singing and what the animals are feeling. But now they are all in danger - someone is going to bulldoze the land and wreck their homes. How can one boy, a ghost and his dog save the bush?

Spook's Shack is another magical adventure-fantasy from the author of Nim's Island.

Author bio:

Wendy Orr was born in Canada and grew up with various pets, in various places across North America and France. In Australia Wendy has lived on a dairy farm and a sheep farm. Recently she moved to a bush block where she found an old shack with furniture, tea-cups, dressing gowns and hot-water bottles. as if the people living there had just disappeared. She wondered if a ghost might still be there. But while Wendy was writing Spook's Shack she heard a science report that said mobile phones were killing ghosts. Ghost sightings in Britain have shrunk to nothing since mobile phones have become common. Wendy is the author of several award-winning books for young children and teenagers.

Kerry Millard was born in Canada and grew up surrounded by all sorts of animals. Later she moved to Australia and became a vet. One day Kerry took her crazy dog to dog school, drew some cartoons for their newsletter, and accidentally began a new career as an award-winning cartoonists and illustrator, and author.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781865086453
Awards: Short-listed Children's Choice Awards, Younger Readers Category 2004 AU; Short-listed WAYRBA (West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards) 2004 AU; Short-listed YABBA (Young Australians Best Book Awards) 2004 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: February 2003
Page Extent: 120
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational