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  • Published: 2 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796381
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $14.99

The Power of Positive Pranking

The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking.

Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game!
A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? It’s next on our agenda.
But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it’s about more than just fun. We’re determined to make a difference. And when the adults won’t listen, us kids will find a way to be heard – as long as we can stay out of detention!
No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

  • Published: 2 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796381
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Nat Amoore

Nat Amoore is a Sydney-based children's author whose debut novel, Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire, came out in 2019. It had great success as both Dymocks and QBD's 'Kids Book Of The Month', becoming Australia's #1 bestselling debut Aussie children’s fiction in 2019. It has now sold into the UK, US, Italy, China, Estonia and Romania.

Her second book, The Power of Positive Pranking, released in 2020, was shortlisted for the 2021 Readings Children’s Book Prize and REAL Children’s Choice Book Awards, and won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Rounding out Nat's trilogy about the kids of Watterson Primary, The Right Way to Rock was released in June 2021 and became a CBCA Notable.

In 2021, Nat wrote a 5-part fiction podcast series called Project ARI for Nova Entertainment and the Australian Government as part of the #StopItAtTheStart campaign. Project ARI won Best Branded Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and went on to receive an ACRA in 2022.

We Run Tomorrow, written by Nat and featuring graphic novel-style illustrations from Australian illustrator Mike Barry, was published in 2022, becoming another CBCA Notable. Now it’s time to get excited about Nat's hilarious junior fiction series called Shower Land, illustrated by James Hart, which has the first three books all coming out in 2024.

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Praise for The Power of Positive Pranking

This is so brilliant . . . It’s a really, really powerful message to young people that their voice matters . . . I absolutely just loved it.

Megan Daley, Children’s Books Daily

Nat Amoore is the next Andy Griffiths. Her books are madcap and wild, with an enormous heart.

Kate Gordon, Newcastle Herald

This marvellous book is about aptitude, intelligence, adaptability, and self­reliance. It’s about relationships with friends, family and the community delivered to us with humour, fine writing and a dose of craziness. The Power of Positive Pranking is a great read for everyone.

Jennifer Mors, Reading Time

The Power of Positive Pranking will soon be a favourite of middle school readers looking for a fun, thought provoking novel with a lot of heart. Don’t forget the ‘Green Peas Rule 25: Always try to be a better person. But in the end, be the best you can’.

Rachael Hind, Magpies

This is a great story about having a go, being determined to make a difference, persistence, family relationships, friendships, acceptance, grief, and of course pranking!

Sam, Lamont Books

Nat takes issues that might seem complex – politics, the environment, activism – and makes them easy to understand, accessible and of course, fun and humorous.

Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse

The Power of Positive Pranking encourages children to see that they can make a difference in climate change and environmental issues.

Kathryn Beilby, ReadPlus

This book has everything that I want the kids in my school to read. It focuses on serious causes and demanding change in any way you can (but without hurting anyone, “big impact, no casualties” is how they describe it in the book), enact change by finding out what works for you and running with it.

Sarah Custance, Story Links

This story about pranking for positive people-power will give you the giggles, all while feeling empowered to start your own social movement.

Total Girl

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