Hazel Edwards
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Young Adult Fiction: Outback Ferals

Outback Ferals  

Title: 'Outback Ferals'

ISBN:0734409354 

CIP: 9780734409355

Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher: originally published by Lothian/ Hachette

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Genre: Realistic fiction

E-book: 9780734413062

 

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Set in Darwin, in the Australian outback,'Outback Ferals' is the sequel to 'Antarctica's Frozen Chosen' with eco-warrior, uni-vacation scientist  Kyle.

All adolescents face the questions of mateship, and how far to go for a friend. So does Kyle. In the hot Darwin climate, Kyle confronts issues of feral pigs, quarantine and the threat of a pandemic. Inbetween choppers, crocs, mates and working undercover, environmental activist Kyle gets to know the Top End's eccentric locals.

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Buy your own copy of Outback Ferals

Outback Ferals is available via Booktopia 

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Teacher Resources

  • 'Outback Ferals' offers a range of classroom themes including ecology, environment and epidemiology.
  • Curriculum Press have created a comprehensive teachers resource pack focussing on sustainability as a curriculum unit. Click through to Curriculum Press to discover more.
  • A book rap provides students with a range of topics, questions and activities related to a book, over a number of weeks. The Book Rap for Outback Ferals includes an art brief to design a cover, an hypothetical about handling a pandemic and mateship, all related to discussion for the book. Click here to download a copy of the book_rap_for_outback_ferals.pdf.
  • swine_pandemic__outback_ferals_fiction_prediction_2.pdf Fiction prediction, often occurs when a writer researches and then says 'What if?'  and then it happens!

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Book Reviews

  • Centre for Youth Literature: 'An eco-warrior, feral disease conspiracy line runs through.'(PK)
  • Buzz Words:'...so original I can’t not like it...sure to be a hit - especially with boys.'  JM
  • Amazon: '...a convincing action-thriller ...' Rhys Tate
  • PIO newletter: ' Edwards reveals the quirky humour of the Territory through characters .' S.Gervay
  • Nile   ' Outback Ferals works because it feels real. Kyle isn’t an action superhero'.RT
  • Reading Time: 'Good reading for ages 10-15.' JDA
  • Curriculum: 'explores the need for strict quarantine security.'
  • Trendyanya 'I enjoyed reading this book and I reckon anyone interested in the environment would too.'
  • NSW Assoc for Gifted and TalentedChildren:  ' Realistic fiction. Issues of ecology and environment.'

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Events & Appearances 2018

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

2019 ( booking & info here)  

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2019 PROV Master Class  starts Jan 4th

FEBRUARY

1st  PROV

MARCH

1st PROV 

19th  Monash, Clayton 6.30

29th (Friday)   11 am Society of Women Writers 'Authorpreneurship' workshop 

APRIL

5th PROV

MAY

3rd PROV

14th   11am   Literary Awards Lunch Hawthorn 

JUNE

7th PROV

JULY

5th PROV

AUGUST

2nd PROV

21st  Book Week:   12-1pm  Kismet Park Primary (Sunbury) 

SEPTEMBER

6th PROV

OCTOBER

4th PROV

29th YABBA Awards  Camberwell Girls Grammar.

NOVEMBER

1st PROV

Nov  10th  2-5pm  Non- Boring Writing Workshop, Hawthorn 

DECEMBER

6th PROV


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