Devils in Danger
Eleven-year-old Killarney thinks school is boring. She’d rather be exploring the wilderness around her Tasmanian hometown or helping her hairdresser mum. When strange things start to happen – ear-splitting screams in the dead of night and missing items found under the house – there’s even less chance of Killarney doing schoolwork.
Before long, she discovers the culprit: a wild Tasmanian devil, denning under the house! When rumours about dangerous devils begin spreading, Killarney is determined to protect her precious visitor.
But can she convince an entire town these wild creatures are worth saving?
" Devils in Danger is another enjoyable and accessible read from Samantha Wheeler, who is firmly establishing herself as a go-to author for younger readers. The combination of loveable characters, exciting storyline and interesting factual information makes this a perfect book for primary school readers in years three to six. Killarney is a loveable protagonist whose struggles with school and difficulties with her friends will be familiar to many readers. There is a strong sense of community, with a cast of interesting characters, that gives the novel a lovely sense of place. Devils in Danger is a fail-safe choice for kids who are after something different from the large range of fantasy novels currently available for this age group.
Erin Wamala has previously worked in publishing and is currently both a practising teacher librarian and the owner of The Kids’ Bookshop."