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  • Published: 1 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143782711
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

Vet Cadets: Welcome to Willowvale (BK1)




A great new 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. They are excited to learn all about caring for farm animals and the work that country vets do. Riding horses, shearing sheep and treasure-hunting for parasites are all just part of their normal school day. But when something starts attacking the school's sheep, the three vet cadets must their scientific skills, animal knowledge and teamwork to try and catch the culprit before it's too late.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143782711
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • 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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Awards & Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award

    Shortlisted • 2018 • Best Children's Crime Novel


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