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Jan 16 2015

Anders and the comet by Gregory Mackay

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Allen and Unwin, 2015. ISBN 9781760111151
Highly recommended for readers from 7-9. Author and illustrator Gregory Mackay's first graphic novel celebrates friendship, adventure and creativity.
Anders and his classmates are surprised when their teacher gives them a homework assignment for the school break. They have to write a report on their holiday activities. Anders, his cousin Eden and new mate Bernie enjoy family outings, visiting the zoo and a carnival, exploring the local park, playing video games and play and craft activities. They have fun making bows and arrows, building a box cubby, imagining they are in far off lands and adventures with the Green Grabber. They find a fantastic new pet Skip a glow bug that can perform some amazing tricks.
Anders and the comet is the first in a series of junior novels by Gregory Mackay; the young reader can take inspiration from the three friends and use their imagination to create their own adventures with everyday objects. Why not try making a comic book, a cubby house or a gyrocopter?
Rhyllis Bignell

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