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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Boy Vs Beast
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'21st century boy takes on ancient beasts, in all their mutations and combinations, to protect our world from invasion in a fantasy battle series for the very young and reluctant reader.' (From the publisher's website.)

Includes

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y separately published work icon Battle of the Worlds : Aquatan 'Mac Park' , Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010 Z1699419 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'When dead fish covered in glowing moss wash up on the beach, Kai knows it's time for battle. Was Kai right to choose the Torpedo Bowshot to battle the water beast? Will it work against toxic jellyfish? Will it be enough to take on a wave attack?' (Publication summary)

Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Worlds : Terradon 'Mac Park' , Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010 Z1699423 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Worlds : Infernix Fire Beast 'Mac Park' , Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010 Z1699432 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'Once mega-beast and man shared one world. But it did not last. After many battles, the world was split in two. Kai Masters is a border guard in training. He must protect Earth. He cannot fail ...Can Kai get past the fire-fly splats? Will his Foam Blaster hose down the Flamaxagon fire beast's fire-ball attack?' (Publisher's blurb) Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Worlds : Tornados Air Beast 'Mac Park' , Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010 Z1699439 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'Only a wall lies between the Beasts of Beastium and Earth - and Kai Masters, boarder guard. When a freaky red tornado hits, Kai knows it's time for battle. Kai chooses his Astro-Jet Striker to battle the wind beast. Can it win over a wind attack?' (Publisher's blurb) Elwood Gosford : LemonFizz Media Scholastic Australia , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Borders : Tempesta Storm Beast 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010 Z1814680 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Kai Masters.

High-tech border guard and beast battler

Things have changed in Beastium. There are new beasts. Combo beasts.

Will Kai and his Jet-Charge be able to stop the storm beast?' (Publication summary)

Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Borders : Sludgia Mud Beast 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010 Z1814691 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'When mud starts to fall from the sky, Kai knows it is time for battle. Kai and his Sludge Bot will have to work hard to stop the mud beast. Things are going to get dirty.' (Publisher's blurb)
Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Borders : Isolus Ice Beast 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010 Z1814675 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'When it starts to snow in the middle of summer, Kai knows it is time for battle. Will Kai and his sub-mobile stop the ice beast? Things will need to heat up.' (Publisher's blurb)
Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Borders : Volcan Lava Beast 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010 Z1814696 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'Only a wall divides Earth from Beasts of Beastium. Only a boy and his dogbot defend the wall and protect Earth. Kai Masters! Border guard and beast battler. Things have changed in Beastium. Beasts have appeared in the border-lands, New beasts. Combination beasts. Kai will have to lean quickly to battle these one.' (Publisher's blurb)
Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2010
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mutants : Terraserpix 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011 Z1814703 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Eggs have hatched in Terradon but it is a not a rock beast. Will Kai be able to battle the new mutant with his new combo gear and super-fast jet? Will he learn how to stop more mutants coming?' (Publisher's blurb)
Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mutants : Flamatoraq 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011 Z1814699 2011 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'The ice is melting in the ice land of Isolus and it is raining in the wind land of Tornados. Is a new beast behind it? Will Kai be able to battle the new mutant with his new combo gear and ice chopper? Will he learn how to stop more mutants coming?' (Publisher's blurb)
Air Mutant
Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mutants : Stormasaurix Storm Mutant 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011 7202583 2011 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Only a wall divides Earth from the beasts of Beastium.

Only the border guards defend the wall and protect Earth.

Kai Masters is a border guard and beast battler.

'Things have changed again in Beastium. There are new, bigger beasts.

'Mutants.

'Kai must mix things up. Can he win against the storm mutant?' (Publication summary)

Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mutants : Aquaterros Water Mutants 'Mac Park' , Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011 Z1811887 2011 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'Something strange is happening in Beastium. A new mutant beast is filling the water land with rocks. Will Kai and BC be able to battle the new beast with their new gear? Will Kai battle well enough to prove himself a worthy Border Captain?' (Publisher's blurb) Water Mutant Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2011
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mega-mutants : Torlavasaur 'Mac Park' , Susannah McFarlane , Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012 8652544 2012 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Beasts have escaped from the Outlands and are back in Beatium. Two beasts are fighting in the fire land.

'New beasts.

'Mega-mutants.

'Will Kai and his battle partner, Jay Armstrong, know how to battle these beasts and win?' (Publication summary)

Boy Vs Beast : Lava Mega-Mutant
Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mega-mutants : Chillterratan 'Mac Park' , Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012 8652608 2012 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Beasts have escaped from the Outlands and are back in Beastium. Two beasts are fighting in the ice land.

'New beasts.

'Mega-mutants.

'Will Kai and his battle partner, Will Ritter, know how to battle these beasts and win?' (Publication summary)

Boy Vs Beast : Ice Mega-Mutant
Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mega-mutants : Aquamaxitor 'Mac Park' , Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012 8652674 2012 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Only a wall divides Earth from Beastium. The border guards protect the wall and Earth. Kai Masters, border guard and beast battler, is now a captain, and can choose other border guards to help him battle. More beasts have escaped from the Outlands back into Beastium. And now something strange has happened to the pests. Kai will need the help of Border Guard Ying Li and her robotic cat. But will it be enough?' (Publication summary)

Boy Vs Beast : Water Mega-Mutant
Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012
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y separately published work icon Battle of the Mega-Mutants - Terratoratan 'Mac Park' , Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012 8652734 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Things have changed again in Beastium. Captured beasts have escaped from the Outlands but they have changed. They are now mega-mutants and have come back to Beastium. Kai will need help to battle these new beasts. Will Kai choose the right battle partner to beat the mega-mutants?' (Publication summary)

Boy Vs Beast : Mud Mega-Mutant
Elwood : Pop & Fizz , 2012

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2010

Works about this Work

Louise Park and Susannah McFarlane on Co-Authoring Louise Park , Susannah McFarlane , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 32 no. 3 2017; (p. 8-9)

'For the past eight years Susannah McFarlane and Louise Park have co-written fantasy action books aimed at getting the most reluctant of readers, often boys, hooked into reading. Under the name Mac Park, Susannah and Louise have created the much loved Boy vs Beast (Scholastic) and, in July, the new series D-Bot Squad is launched by Allen & Unwin. Susannah and Lousie, who live in different cities, talk about their rather unique writing partnership.' (Introduction)

Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
Author's Visit 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2012; (p. 36)
[Review] Boy vs Beast Allison Paterson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 25 no. 4 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Boy Vs Beast 2010 series - publisher children's fiction
Game On Andrea Hanke , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 89 no. 8 2010; (p. 14)
[Review] Boy vs Beast Allison Paterson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 25 no. 4 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Boy Vs Beast 2010 series - publisher children's fiction
You Go Girl! Matthia Dempsey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 7)
Game On Andrea Hanke , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 89 no. 8 2010; (p. 14)
Author's Visit 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2012; (p. 36)
Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
Louise Park and Susannah McFarlane on Co-Authoring Louise Park , Susannah McFarlane , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 32 no. 3 2017; (p. 8-9)

'For the past eight years Susannah McFarlane and Louise Park have co-written fantasy action books aimed at getting the most reluctant of readers, often boys, hooked into reading. Under the name Mac Park, Susannah and Louise have created the much loved Boy vs Beast (Scholastic) and, in July, the new series D-Bot Squad is launched by Allen & Unwin. Susannah and Lousie, who live in different cities, talk about their rather unique writing partnership.' (Introduction)

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