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Billy Bobbarooni and the Mystery Words

Billy Bobbarooni: Book 1
By Lisa Keskinen

‘A novel with a compelling mystery and a rich world, celebrating the power of storytelling and the spirit of community.’

Mystery, history, riddles and rhyme.
Will they crack the code or run out of time?

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$16.95

10% discount on orders of 6 or more

Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780645219500
Number Of Pages: 202
For Ages: 8+ years old

‘A novel with a compelling mystery and a rich world, celebrating the power of storytelling and the spirit of community – such important messages for kids and adults alike’  - Suzanne O’Sullivan, Editor and Publisher

Mystery, history, riddles and rhyme.
Will they crack the code or run out of time?

Billy Bobbarooni skates down the street.
Almost at the river, he stops – he can’t believe his eyes!
This means trouble. Big trouble. Triple trouble, he thinks.
Billy has to solve this mystery, quickly! But he can’t do it on his own.
‘We have to work together, assign jobs, crack the code, gather evidence,’ he says.
His friends look at him and nod. Billy trusts them all.
His friends. His clan. His team.
As he was found at the scene of the crime, everyone thinks Billy is to blame. Can he clear his name?

- A novel for readers 8+ years old
- Rich vocabulary and themes
- Fun and relatable
- Great for reading comprehension and critical literacy discussions
- Weaves poems, riddles, short stories and other styles of writing throughout the narrative
- The first book in the Billy Bobbarooni series
- 10% discount for orders of 6 or more - a great choice for literature circles and classroom libraries

Themes

 

Community
Friendship
Storytelling
Connection
Mystery
History
Environment
Change
Multiculturalism
Immigration
Identity
Diversity

Teacher & Parent Notes

 

Available soon!

Drawing on her knowledge as a teacher and education consultant, Lisa has produced these Notes to use before, during and after reading Billy Bobbarooni and the Mystery Words.

They are designed for teachers, librarians, home-schooling communities and parents.

They include:

– A vocabulary list for each chapter
– Information on themes and curriculum links
– Discussion points with extracts from the story
– Critical literacy questions
– Engaging extension activities
– Further learning reference links

 

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About The Author

Lisa Keskinen loves sharing stories, especially with young people. She believes that stories can strengthen empathy, connection and community. In fact, stories can change our world.

Through her book, Billy Bobbarooni and the Mystery Words, Lisa celebrates the power of storytelling. Her middle-grade novel weaves poems, riddles, short stories and other styles of writing throughout the narrative. It is the first book in the Billy Bobbarooni series.

As an author, teacher and education consultant, Lisa works with schools to improve literacy teaching and learning practices. Over the years, she has worked with thousands of students and teachers in Australia, America and beyond.

She also presents at conferences and events, entertaining and educating audiences with stories and anecdotes gathered during her long career in education.

Lisa loves exploring Yarra River bush trails, where she often sits and scribbles in her writer’s notebook.

She is available for interviews, school visits, workshops and speaking engagements.

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