The Mind Reading Chook

Sleuth Astrid is a hi-tech chook, who rides a Harley, plays e-games and finds lost things.

The Magician has lost his sense of humour. Astrid must find that before the 3pm show. Luckily, Astrid is also a mind-reading chook.

ISBN: 9780987157508
Author: Hazel Edwards
Illustrator: Jane Connory
Publisher: Hazel Edwards

Formats: Kindle

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  • Analyse how mysteries are structured
  • Develop characters
  • Sequence the story
  • Engage the reader

Design Your Own Sleuth

Classroom performance script sleuth_astrid.pdf: Useful activity based on the book. Flexible cast. Fun.


The language is direct and very readable. Quirky and clever.

‘I found ‘The Lost Voice of the Grand Final’ very intriguing.

I could read this e-book over and over again.’ Taylah (12)

OAM Association Talk:
May 11th “Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author” Will be on You Tube soon.

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Student Resources:
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