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 2019

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

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2019 PROV Master Class  starts Jan 4th

DECEMBER

6th PROV  Mini launch 

11th    10.40- 11.10 Brighton Primary 'Bites' Book Launch

2020

JANUARY

Jan 7th  10-1pm  U3A Nunawading Summer School: Non Boring Writing.

MARCH

March 1st (Sun) 1-4pm  Ivanhoe Library 'Writing Non Boring History for Grandkids' 

JUNE

20/21st  Willy Festival  20/20

AUGUST

Book Week; Larrikin Puppets Musical of 'Hijabi Girl:


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