Blacky Blasts Back

On the tail of the Tassie Tiger

Barry Jonsberg
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A third wacky adventure with Blacky the farting dog. Blacky's sending Marcus and Dylan to the Tasmanian wilderness on a mission. But between giant bully boys, unintelligible Scottish camp instructors and the need for thermal underwear - will they find the last remaining Tasmanian tiger?

Blacky's back, smellier than ever. And he's got a new mission for Marcus and Dylan: track down the very last Tassie tiger and save it from extinction. Simple, really.

But throw in some bumbling thylacine hunters, a bully out to get you, a hairy Scotsman on your trail, and anything can - and will - happen. Especially as time is running out.

You can read more Blacky adventures in The Dog that Dumped on My Doona and A Croc Called Capone.

Author bio:

Barry Jonsberg was born in Liverpool, England, and now lives in Darwin, Australia with his wife, children and two dogs - Jai and Zac.

Barry has written several novels for young adults, all of which have been published to great acclaim. The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) in 2005. His second book, It's Not All About You, Calma! won the Adelaide Festival Award for Childrens Literature and was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) in 2006. Dreamrider was shortlisted for the 2007 NSW Premier's Award (Ethel Turner Award). Another novel for older readers, Ironbark, was published in June 2008.

All of this has convinced Barry he is a smartypants. His dogs, however, are equally convinced he is a sad loser and that the time he spends in front of a computer would be much better employed walking on the beach.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781742372235
Awards: Short-listed, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, Upper Primary, 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: January 2010
Page Extent: 156
Format: Book
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's fiction

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