Monday, May 31, 2010

Lightning Strikes: Sucked Out
By John Parker
- Walker Books

·    Sucked Out
is the second title in the Lightning Strikes series by John Parker. Revisiting our favourite characters we meet in Sucked In, this title can also be read as a stand alone story

·    Scattered throughout each story are a variety of informal text types such as emails, web pages, posters, ads, notes, articles, diagrams etc to help break up the text and to add to the contemporary design. The design includes funky chapter heads, wide leading, generous type and plenty of white space

·    Short, fast-paced novels, laced with a good dose of humour and which make few demands on the reader. Aiming at 9- 14 year old age group - especially those who haven’t yet been "struck" by the reading bug. Similar readership to Penguin’s "Aussie Chomp" series, but with a more graphic and funky approach, to try to appeal to a wider audience

About the author
John Parker is a children's writer who also writes for adults as a journalist and radio scriptwriter. Born in Christchurch, he graduated from the University of Auckland with an MA in history before leaving New Zealand to travel around England and Europe as a professional opera singer. John has published over one hundred fiction and non-fiction books for children including picture books, junior readers, chapter books, non-fiction and novels for early teens. Sucked Out is John’s second title in the Lightning Strikes series after the successful release of Sucked In in 2008.

Walker Books Australia
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Aust$12.95 - NZ$14.99

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