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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890759
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $15.99

Friday Barnes 3: Big Trouble




Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it’s personal!

When Friday’s father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news – Friday’s mother has been kidnapped! But who would want to kidnap a theoretical physicist? The Headmaster needs Friday’s help too, when Highcrest Academy is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a beautiful new student – Princess Ingrid of Norway. She’s rich, she’s royal and she’s got her eye on Ian Wainscott. Despite heightened security at the school, things start to go missing. It appears Highcrest Academy has been infiltrated by a master thief, The Pimpernel.

Can Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat and unmask the elusive Pimpernel? If it means she gets to ditch PE, then of course she can!

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890759
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $15.99

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 3: Big Trouble

“Friday’s giftedness is never grating, probably because it is balanced so delightfully with her social ineptitude. Her gauche geekiness is really very endearing and Spratt’s characterisations are always a triumph.”

Sue Warren, OZ_TLnet

“If you’re looking for a chapter book with a strong female heroine, lots of humour, problems to solve and a world kids will readily engage in, grab Friday Barnes: Big Trouble.”

Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook

“R. A. Spratt's character Friday Barnes once more entertains, educates and delights readers with her extraordinary sleuthing abilities. Spratt's depiction of Friday is smart, sassy and the real deal.”

CBCA, Buzz About Books Newsletter


Awards & Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award

    Longlisted • 2016 • Best Children's Crime Novel


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