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Apps, Roy; Hopgood, Kevin

Faraday, Australia is a laid-back town. Nothing ever happens there. Until one day an armed gang bursts into a classroom in the town's small school. What will happen to Craig, his teacher and his classmates?

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Franklin Watts, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Roy Apps ; illustrated by Kevin Hopgood
ISBN: 0749670533, 9780749670535
Intended audience: Key Stage 2. Juvenile.
Physical Description: 47 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series: Crime files
Subject: Non-Fiction 9+.; Kidnapping Australia Faraday (Vic.) Juvenile literature.; Work and Industry.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: MY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 210638

Author note

Roy Apps is the author of fifty children\'s books, including The Twitches, Time Spinner and the hugely popular How To Handle series for Scholastic. Currently, he is writing The Fang Gang series for Bloomsbury and the Crime Files series for Franklin Watts.
His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers\' Guild Children\'s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful musical.
Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children\'s TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang.
Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.