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  • Published: 1 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324334
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

Mac Slater 1: Coolhunter




AN EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT SERIES ABOUT THE HUNT FOR THE COOLEST THINGS ON EARTH FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR TRISTAN BANCKS.

"A winner and sure to be a big hit!" Alexa Dretzke, Readings"
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?

PRAISE FOR TRISTAN BANCKS:

'Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas

'A tense, hard-edged, no-holds-barred thriller.' Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series

'A high stakes adventure that will keep you guessing and breathless until the very end.' Michael Gerard Bauer, author of Don't Call Me Ishmael

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Also by Tristan Bancks:

Scar Town
Two Wolves
The Fall
Detention
Cop and Robber
Ginger Meggs
Nit Boy
Mac Slater 1: Coolhunter
Mac Slater 2: Imaginator
Tom Weekly 1: My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up
Tom Weekly 2: My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong
Tom Weekly 3: My Life and Other Massive Mistakes
Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
Tom Weekly 5: My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins
Tom Weekly 6: My Life and Other Failed Experiments

  • Published: 1 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324334
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

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, Nit Boy and Ginger Meggs, a 100th anniversary book of short stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921. Tristan's 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 latest book is Cop and Robber, a tense, fast-paced crime novel with lots of laughs for age 10+.

Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy non-profit 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 Writer's 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.

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