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  • Published: 1 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857986016
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $15.99

Middle School Rafe's Aussie Adventure




James Patterson’s bestselling Middle School series heads Down Under!

James Patterson’s bestselling Middle School series heads Down Under!
Life is finally starting to look up for everyone's favourite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian. Since his stint at The Program, a kind of prison camp in the woods for 'wayward students', he's managed to stay enrolled at Hills Valley Middle School for more than a minute. And when Rafe wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, he can’t quite believe his luck. That is, until his dreams of beaches, surfer chicks and cuddly koala bears go horribly wrong. Australia isn’t exactly the island paradise Rafe imagined. And nobody mentioned the zombies!

Can a group of social misfits show Rafe a different side of Australia and encourage him to be the great artist he was born to be? Or will Rafe’s plan for holiday revenge end up being his worst idea ever?

  • Pub date: 1 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857986016
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Authors

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Martin Chatterton

Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been successfully writing and illustrating books for over thirty years. He has written dozens of books for children and illustrated many more, collaborating with a number of illustrious authors along the way, including multiple British Children's Laureates. His work has been published in fourteen languages and has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia, the US and the UK. As Ed Chatterton, Martin writes crime fiction, screenplays and historical fiction and several of his books are in development with various TV and film producers. Martin is also well known as a children's performer and tours globally. When he's not writing and illustrating, Martin is an in-demand public performer, touring schools and festivals around the world. In 2017 Martin gained his PhD and is currently working on two projects related to his doctorate. After a period spent living in the US, he now divides his time between Australia and the UK.


Praise for Middle School Rafe's Aussie Adventure

“Once again Patterson has nailed the characters, bringing out their inner core that is hidden behind the tough façade and speaking directly to his intended audience. They relate to Rafe, see themselves in him, gain confidence that their insecurities are not unique and keep coming back for more. Lavishly illustrated with a mixture of quirky, funny and serious graphics there is not an overwhelming amount of text so that 272 pages seems daunting.”

Barbara Braxton, OZTL_NET


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