Hazel Edwards
“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Gang O Kids

       Title:" Gang O Kids"

ISBN:9780646488479

Author: Hazel Edwards

Illustrator: Kim Woolley

 

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Orienteering is an international sport.

Using a map and compass, runners have to find marked controls. Then they run to the Finish.

Each are in age groupings like W10 (females under ten), or M12, (boys under twelve).

Gang O Kids belong to the Bunyip Orienteering Club. They meet each weekend at different locations.

They are cunning runners who solve 'thought sport' mysteries ,on and off the map!

But sometimes things go wrong.

This collection of short mysteries has the same cast of junior orienteers.

  • Jaimie- the -Brainy likes computer games.
  • Practical joker Tina is a fast runner.
  • Her twin, Emma, notices birds, animals and even yucky stuff. Both twins navigate well with a compass.
  • 'Mars Bar' Mario, loves finding facts and eating.
  • Kate, the youngest is the hardest trier.

Hazel Edwards likes writing about sport for new readers. Download writing_junior_sports_fiction_orienteering_gang_o_kids.pdf 

'Gang O Kids' was written because she enjoyed family orienteering , but knows what D.N.F. means.

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Educational Resources for Teacher

  • You can find more resources and classroom ideas for all of Hazel's Books by clicking through to the Teachers Resources Page.
  • 'Gang O Kids' has been used to model mystery writing by students, especially those for whom English is a second language

Premier's Reading Challenges

Gang O Kids  is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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Reviews and Feedback

Have you read Gang O Kids ? Why not send Hazel a comment? You can email Hazel, tweet Hazel or post a message on her Facebook Page.You could also write your own book review.  

Read Plus; 'Aimed at middle primary kids, the book is a good introduction to the sport.'

Qantm College students have a Final Build of 'Gang O Kids' computer games based on orienteering up on Youtube .Even a trial Apps. Lots of running!

 

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Events & Appearances 2018

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

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July 11th   11am  Mini-launch by Reading Dog of  'Like Me:  Vol1'  Diamond Valley Library.

July 17th (Tues) 12-1.30  RACV Club  " Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

July 20th 6pm Sisters in Crime 'Small Towns, Big Secrets, Murderous Intent' Panel MC with 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

July 24th  (Tues) 11-12  VUT Footscray, Nicolson Campus Room T 101 'Not Just a Piece of Cake'  

August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

August 9th   Thurs 10-1pm Mornington Library 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

August 18th (Sat) 10-1pm   Prahran Mech Institute Library  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

August 27th (Mon)   Berwick Lodge Primary (Author visit & Inservice)

August 31st  Society of Women Writers 'Alice' Awards'  Library at the Dock.

September 1st   10-1pm Yarra Glen Workshop Authorpreneurship

September 3rd  10.50 _12.50  Oakleigh Primary Arts Festival 

October 8th  10 am Brighton Book Club 'Celebrant Sleuth'

October 11th  1-2.30 Parkdale Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

October 12th  11-12.30  Wheelers Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

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