Mister Cassowary is here! Big bird. Big mystery. Can Flynn solve it?
New from the author of bestselling Smooch & Rose and Spud & Charli, Mister Cassowary is a thrilling adventure about these unique and dangerous birds.
City boy Flynn is taken to Mission Beach by his dad to ready his Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale. Flynn has never been north before, even when his grandad was alive, and the last thing he wants to do is to be stuck in the middle of woop-woop with his dad who thinks he is too young to be trusted with anything!
But when Flynn meets local girl Abby and two lost baby cassowaries’ things become interesting. What does Abby know about Grandad's mysterious death? And why does Dad refuse to talk about it and seem so scared of the cassowaries? Did this dinosaur-like bird kill Grandad?
Time is running out and Flynn and Abby need a plan. Can Flynn solve the mystery before it is too late for the cassowaries?
A thrilling and heart-pounding adventure for animal lovers everywhere.
With environmental studies top of the National Curriculum agenda, Mister Cassowary is a perfect choice for complementing or introducing the topic of endangered species. Flynn and Abby are appealingly drawn characters, with wonderful inquisitiveness that mirrors many children of this age group.