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An edge-of-your-seat series about the hunt for the coolest things on earth.

Mac Slater has just crashed the latest prototype of the flying bike he and his best friend Paul invented. Even worse, practically the whole school witnessed it.

So when the creators of massive global webspace Coolhunters offer Mac the chance to compete for a job hunting cool, Mac thinks they’re crazy. I mean, Mac lives in a small town and he doesn’t have a TV, let alone a mobile. But Tony and Speed say he’s so uncool he’s cool.

If Mac wants to win, he has one week to prove he has what it takes. And it turns out that finding the next big thing isn’t easy – especially when he’s pitted against Cat DeVrees, the most popular girl in school.

Does Mac really know what cool is? Or will he crash and burn?


This book may be about the latest technology and trends but it’s also a fun adventure with a couple of lovable klutzes, an annoying girl and only one winner. This book is a winner and sure to be a big hit with young people 10 and up.

Alexa Dretzke, Readings Hawthorn

Mac Slater, Cool Hunter blends a winning combination of fast paced action, girl / boy relationships, mateship, family and teenage issues and 'beach setting' to appeal to either gender. The first person narrative is authentic and convincingly creates the adolescent world.


A terrific read ... Bancks has a handle on all things high-tech, and younger readers (who are conversant with YouTube and all manner of other applications) will appreciate having a novel that takes on the theme appropriately for their age group.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 1, 2016

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $21.00

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  • EBook


    May 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Child

    288 pages

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