Review Blog

Nov 15 2016

Riddle Gully secrets by Jen Banyard

cover image

Fremantle Press, 2016. ISBN 9781925163957
(Age: 8-11) Adventure, Humour, Bushrangers. Seemingly homeless boy, Dan, attracts the interest of Riddle Gully's earnest young reporter, Pollo di Nozi who sees the lack of interesting material a challenge. Dan camps with his father, Twig, in the bush surrounding the town, not needing the comforts of town or city to survive. Their connections with the greedy Major Bullock, links them with Diamond Jack and the bushranger's hidden treasure. American 'gold-diggers', Pooky and Curly, stir the pot, developing a sense of danger when Pollo, Will and their friends are chased in the bushranger's caves.
This is a clever, funny novel for mid to upper primary people which touches on real situations making readers think about what they would do in their place, and along with strong characters, makes this a fast paced read. A terrific mystery novel, this book is the third in the series.
Fran Knight

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2017 Children's Peace Literature Award Short List
Inkys Awards 2017
2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award
2017 NSW Premier's History Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards 2017
CBCA Awards 2017 winners
Environment Award for Children's Literature 2017
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates