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  • Published: 1 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324334
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.00

Mac Slater 1: Coolhunter




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?

  • Published: 1 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324334
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.00

About the author

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series and Nit Boy. His books have won and been shortlisted for many awards, including a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, ABIA, YABBA, KOALA, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Queensland Literary Awards. His new release for 2021 is Ginger Meggs, a 100th anniversary book of brand new short stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921.

Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop a number of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, join his Young Writers’ StorySchool and help him try to change the world at tristanbancks.com

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Praise for Mac Slater 1: Coolhunter

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.

Magpies

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.

Australian Bookseller + Publisher

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