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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890766
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $17.99

Friday Barnes 4: No Rules




What if every clue points in the wrong direction?

Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland! With their in-school detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Someone's fired all the teachers!

The Headmaster claims it wasn't him, and suspicion soon turns to Ian Wainscott, but Friday won't stand by and let her favourite nemesis take the blame. Apart from being innocent (probably), he's seriously good-looking. There’s also the problem of the new vice principal and his questionable teaching methods. It’s hard to take someone seriously when they wear tie-dyed t-shirts. Can Friday save Ian's scholarship? Can she find the prankster before they bring down the school? Can she run the cross country? She's certainly going to try . . . to do the first two, anyway.

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890766
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt is the author of The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and The Adventures of Nanny Piggins. In her previous life she was a television writer. Unlike the Peski kids, R.A. Spratt never fights with her brother, but only because he moved to Hong Kong to get away from her. R.A. lives in Bowral, NSW, where she has three chickens, two goldfish and a dog. She also has a husband and two daughters.

For more information, visit raspratt.com

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Praise for Friday Barnes 4: No Rules

“It is no wonder this series is growing so rapidly in its readership as the favourite characters prove again and again how entertaining they are. Not least is Friday’s endearing personality which fluctuates between her sheer genius intelligence to bewildered gauche geek with the regularity of a pendulum.”

Sue Warren, Just So Stories


Awards & Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award

    Longlisted • 2017 • Best Children's Crime Novel


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