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The Peski Kids are back with more hilarious antics as they adjust to their new life in an eccentric country town.

No one believes April saw an enormous bear in the woods. No one thinks Fin didn’t break the Cat Lady’s foot. No one wants to know why Loretta bought Dad new underwear. And no one listens to Joe, because he never has much to say. The Peski Kids are up to their eyeballs in trouble, and it’s all their dog’s fault.

Now the Mayor is watching them like a hawk. She won’t let anyone ruin Currawong’s Daffodil Festival. That’s fine, the Peski Kids want to blend in, the only problem is . . . they are really terrible at it.


The author's humorous and witty style of writing, dash of romance, family dramas and her fast-paced plot make Bear in the Woods a fabulous class novel for students in the Upper Primary.

Rhyllis Bignell, Read Plus

Readers 8+ will find this easy to read, fast paced mystery equally hilarious and intriguing. We guarantee they will be coming back for more and The Peski Kids 3: Stuck in the Mud is already in the works. It’s most definitely a lot of fun to read and they’ll love telling you about all the colourful characters and animals with attitude!

Better Reading

Spratt takes her readers on a non-stop ride with every story she writes and this series will be no exception. It’s just starting to build momentum in my library after the general despair over the demise of the Friday Barnes series but it’s definitely catching on!

Sue Warren, Just So Stories

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  • Paperback


    January 8, 2019


    272 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook


    January 8, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

    272 pages

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