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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143782742
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

Vet Cadets: Clever Chicks (BK4)




A wonderful series about three smart, funny, animal-loving girls solving mysteries and causing chaos at their country boarding school.

Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school’s Vet Cadets program. Mrs Parry, their science teacher, has given each of the girls a chick to raise and train, but not everyone is happy about it!

When a game of horseback hide-and-seek turns into a matter of life and death, rules are broken and the friends’ courage sorely tested. This time, a solution might be out of the Vet Cadets’ hands . . .

  • Pub date: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143782742
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning Australian author, part-time primary school science teacher and mother of two. In 2015 she received the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. In 2010 Rebecca received the Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

The 'Juliet' series won the Environmental Award for Children's literature in 2014 (Bush Baby Rescue) and 2017 (Rainforest Camp), been nominated for the CBCA younger readers section (2014 and 2015), and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (2014). This series will soon be published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese.

Her best-selling series of page-turning adventures featuring Australian wildlife (Steve Parish Storybook Collection) has sold more than 3 million copies and will soon be published in Mandarin. Her Insect Series (published by Pascal Press) was Winner of the 2014 Whitley Commendation for Best Educational Series.

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Praise for Vet Cadets: Clever Chicks (BK4)

“This series will find an enthusiastic readership with middle to upper primary aged girls, who will readily identify with these smart, enthusiastic, self-reliant young heroines, Vet Cadets has all the ingredients for becoming a very successful, popular new series for girls.”

Russ Merrin, Magpies


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