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Oct 23 2013

Mystery of the golden card by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

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Trouble twisters series. Allen & Unwin, 2013. ISBN 9781742374000.
(Age: 8-12) Highly recommended. The third title in the Trouble Twister series sees our dynamic duo, Jack and Jaide keen to pursue another adventure.As trouble twisters and trainee wardens they have special gifts that help protect the world from evil. The death of eccentric young Master Rourke reveals unusual and intriguing signs that set Jack and Jaide on a mission of danger and challenge. They receive instructions from their father to go to the Rourke estate to track down the lost Golden Card of Translocation.Tension rises as The Evil are also on a mission to be the first to obtain the card and gain rights to an awesome gift.
This is a well written adventure that takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery with the protagonists who must negotiate secret passages, animated armour and a perky parrot. Themes of fantasy, friendship, family, trust and responsibility make this story a popular choice for 8-12 year olds. The story can stand alone or be read as part of the wider series.
Barbara O'Connor

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