Extraordinary Ernie & Marvellous Maud
Kids are searching for a place to belong. So what happened when someone screws with their identity? Identity theft is the fastest growing crime of our century.
The Freewheelers are a group of friends bound together by their love of trick bike riding. Theres Mio, torn between her new world and her old life in Japan; Tong, a refugee from Vietnam; street-wise Bryce and the high-spirited twins, Clem and Darcy. Not to mention their good friends, Mr Lark, and Bella the BMX Beagle.
Jeni Mawters third book in the Freewheelers series for 10-14 year olds explores the search identity. When bikes are banned from the new skate park for no good reason the Freewheelers decide to fight the injustice. Yet good intentions are met with antagonism. Things start to go wrong. They clash with the skateboarders, Mios emails are sabotaged, and then Mio Loses the one thing more precious to Mr Lark than anything else in his life, his dog tags. When the school wants to expel Mio and her parents disown her things cant get any worse. Or can they?
jeni Mawter writes real life, not magic. She writes for real kids. Life is negotiated through friendships and hardships. Morals, values and ethics all come into question. Kids triumph over adversity through their own wits, determination and courage.
J.A.Mawter:Jeni is an inspirational speaker with a passion to foster a love of reading in kids. She speaks to anyone, anywhere, at schools and literature festivals, at libraries and conferences. Jeni also teaches creative writing at Macquarie University and runs writing workshops for students from 5 to 105.
Harper Collins Publishers Australia
Price: Paperback. RRP: $14.99