400 Minutes of Danger

Author Heath,Jack

Item Code 8448176

Product Type Book

Format Paperback

ISBN 9781760158798

Series Minutes of Danger


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Brad has fallen into the lion enclosure, and the big cats are hungry! Charith takes the wheel of an out of control bus after an explosion. Iresha hears strange noises... from beneath the seabed. Daniel crawls into a waste crusher after a building collapse–and then it gets switched on. Tak's class goes on excursion to an army base and now an experimental military robot is hunting them.

Jack Heath’s ten more nail-bitingly dangerous short stories will fascinate and terrify during each full 40-minute countdown, as the dangerous situations play out right down to the last crucial moment.

Who will live and who will die? 40 minutes of danger, in 30 minutes* of reading time!

* Based on average reading speed.

Genre: Thrillers, Crime & Mystery Subject: Wildlife, Mysteries & Mythology Reading Level: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary School Year: Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 Lexile Level:: 620L Ages: 10 to 14 Page Count: 192
Jack Heath is the best-selling author of more than 20 action-packed books for kids aged 6-14. He fell in love with books in primary school, when an ear infection left him unable to do much other than read. In high school he was frustrated by the slow pace and lack of excitement in most teenage fiction, so he started writing his own novel. It was picked out of a slush pile and published while he was still a teenager, and it soon became an international success. Since then Jack's work has been translated into several languages, shortlisted for many awards and optioned for film and television. His novelsand his enthusiastic presentations at schools and festivalshave gotten thousands of kids hooked on reading.

In the course of his research, Jack has toured morgues and prisons, performed as a street magician and travelled through 11 countries, including Russia. His previous day jobsin which he met many interesting charactersinclude fry cook, music teacher, TV salesman, call centre worker and most fun of all, bookseller. He lives on the land of the Ngunnawal people in Canberra, Australia.

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