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  • Published: 2 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796381
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $17.99

The Power of Positive Pranking




The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking.

Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game!
A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? It’s next on our agenda.
But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it’s about more than just fun. We’re determined to make a difference. And when the adults won’t listen, us kids will find a way to be heard – as long as we can stay out of detention!
No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

  • Pub date: 2 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796381
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Nat Amoore

Nat Amoore is a writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read, write and explore their imagination without boundaries. With a background in writing for screen, she wrote and directed international award-winning short film Elemenopee and has a feature film screenplay and a kids' TV series in development. Nat was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018. In February 2018, Nat (along with fellow hosts Kate and Liz) launched kidlit podcast One More Page (onemorepagepodcast.com), which was a finalist in the 'Best Newcomer' category for the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards. The podcast has featured in publications such as Books+Publishing, Buzz Words and the SCBWI AUS&NZ newsletters.

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Praise for The Power of Positive Pranking

“This is a great story about having a go, being determined to make a difference, persistence, family relationships, friendships, acceptance, grief, and of course pranking!”

Sam, Lamont Books

“This is so brilliant . . . It’s a really, really powerful message to young people that their voice matters . . . I absolutely just loved it.”

Megan Daley, Children’s Books Daily

“Nat takes issues that might seem complex – politics, the environment, activism – and makes them easy to understand, accessible and of course, fun and humorous.”

Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse

“The Power of Positive Pranking encourages children to see that they can make a difference in climate change and environmental issues.”

Kathryn Beilby, ReadPlus

“This book has everything that I want the kids in my school to read. It focuses on serious causes and demanding change in any way you can (but without hurting anyone, “big impact, no casualties” is how they describe it in the book), enact change by finding out what works for you and running with it.”

Sarah Custance, Story Links

“This marvellous book is about aptitude, intelligence, adaptability, and self­reliance. It’s about relationships with friends, family and the community delivered to us with humour, fine writing and a dose of craziness. The Power of Positive Pranking is a great read for everyone.”

Jennifer Mors, Reading Time


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