Hazel Edwards
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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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Buy your own copy of Gang O Kids

Gang-O Kids is available from Hazel's Online Store. Click here browse.

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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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1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

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August 4th  10-1pm PRO

August 8th  Canberra: Chapman Primary School family 'Literacy' evening

August 12th   Brunswick Foundling Archives Master Class 10-1pm 

August 14th   Ashburton Library   1.30-4.30 Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

August 18th  Doncaster Library  11-12   Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

August 21st  11.30  Hume Grammar school visit

August 23rd (Weds) 11am Date with Reading Dog Ollie, Diamond Valley library, Greenborough.

August 24th  2pm Beverly Hills Primary , Doncaster 

August 18-25  Chn Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere' 

August 31st 1.30-3pm Chelsea Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History'

September 1st 10-1pm PRO

September 8-10   HNSA Conference Swinburne   Sun 10th Sept  11.30 Authorpreneurship. Bookings & Blog 

September 16th  10-1pm  Yarra Glen L&L Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

September 19th  YABBA

October 6th 10-1pm PRO

October 20 th (Fri) 1-4pm  Colac Library ' Writing a Non Boring Family History'

November 3rd 10-1pm PRO

December 1st  10-1pm PRO

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March 24th  Goulburn Readers/Writers' Festival 

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