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Apr 08 2011

The Listener: Colour Graffix by Elizabeth Laird

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Allen and Unwin, 2010. ISBN 9781408122358.
The central character in Elizabeth Laird's graphic novel, Gavin Foster, is not happy because he is sent to his Gran's for the weekend, but, when he arrives at Gran's house no one is there. The mystery deepens when Gavin goes out back and sees footsteps printed in the snow. What happens next?
The Listener is a mystery and an adventure as we follow Gavin's quest to find his Gran. It is a fresh and original book that will be great for middle school children. And once you start reading it you will not be able to stop. The book draws you in from the first chapter.
Elizabeth Laird writes great book for children and young adults, titles include, Hiding Out, The Witching Hour and On the Run.
Tyson Brown (Year 9)

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