Here's another collection of Andrew Daddo's hilarious short stories. The stories in Spring Again! are the kind that parents and grandparents long for, and the kids themselves love: stories of adventure, comedy and mischief from an almost legendary Australia, a place that is often not reported in the daily news. But what immediately strikes readers is that these stories are 'real'.They're about football, fishing, camping, holidays, school gangs, growing up and dealing with the whole messy business of boyfriends and girlfriends, being part of the group or a nerd, so they will be eagerly read by both boys and girls. The stories are pacy and cheeky enough to appeal to the kids who love Andy Griffiths, but their resolution often involves little ethical issues that give them a strong appeal to adults. So Sprung Again! will be an ideal gift, and will have young readers and adults alike laughing with embarrassment at an author who's caught them out when they weren't looking.
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