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Fiction for Years 7-9
Subcategory of COOL Award
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2012 winner y separately published work icon Arrival Chris Morphew , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2009 Z1605935 2009 single work novel young adult science fiction thriller

'Luke is having a rough year. When his parents split up, his mum drags him to Phoenix, a brand-new town in the middle of nowhere. But Phoenix is no ordinary town. There are no cars, no phones and no internet. Luke thinks this is as weird as it gets. Then he discovers that someone is plotting to wipe out the human race. Phoenix is suddenly the safest and most dangerous place on earth. And the clock is ticking. There are one hundred days until the end of the world.' (Publication summary)

2011 winner y separately published work icon Now Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Viking , 2010 Z1691367 2010 single work children's fiction children's 'Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with Once, continued with Then and is... Now. Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a cataclysmic event armed only with their with gusto and love - an event that helps them achieve salvation from the past, but also brings the possibility of destruction.' (From the publisher's website.)
2010 winner y separately published work icon Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Puffin , 2002 Z976312 2002 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 4 units) 'A story of adventure, ball control and hope. Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard'. (Source: publisher's website.)