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Can rising gymnastics star Abby make her dreams a reality?

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Being accepted into the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls was all Abigail Rogers had ever wished for. But before her feet can touch the ground, the gymnasts are thrown into their first competition to determine who will make up the Academy team for State Prelims. The pressure is on! Training is harder than ever, and with rivalry growing among the students, Abby begins to doubt if she is, in fact, Academy material.

Will rising gymnastics star Abby be able to make her dreams a reality?


This is a new series that will appeal to independent readers who are sports-minded and who are looking for stories about girls who excel at what they do . . . Each book stands alone – it is the setting that is the common theme rather than the characters – but the whole series will be welcomed by those who enjoy reading about girls like themselves and putting themselves in the character’s shoes as they confront the choices that have to be made.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf blog

High Flyers is the first in this competitive series for middle to upper grade readers with a penchant for sports. Debuting with the gymnastics scene, Laura Sieveking puts her own sporting background into this action-packed, intense experience. With themes including friendship, determination, and overcoming self-doubt, any pre-teen with the drive for success will be able to relate.

Romi Sharp, CBCA Reading Time

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 29, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    160 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook


    May 29, 2017

    RHA eBooks Child

    160 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ

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