Author(s): Michael Panckridge
Like a Big Bash League match, this junior fiction series is explosive, entertaining and action-packed! Twins Millie and Maggie Chapman are on holidays at the Windy Peaks Caravan Park in Brisbane. Every morning their cousins and the other boys from the park congregate on the oval for a game of cricket. The girls want to join in but are told that they can't; it's boys only. Millie and Maggie are not impressed - they are mad WBBL fans and can bat, bowl and field as well as any boy! The girls decide to run a competition for the longest, fastest and most accurate throw - they even manage to get the local constable to judge the competition with her new speed gun. Meanwhile, there's something strange going on at the caravan park, with all manner of things going missing. Millie and Maggie are determined to find out what's going on, especially with tickets to the next Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes double-header on offer for whoever solves the mystery! Will the girls outshine the boys and uncover the stolen items, or will their battle to prove who is best get in the way?
Inspired by his passion for sport and desire to get reluctant readers engaged in books, primary and middle school teacher Michael Panckridge put his mind to finding out what kids want to read. Some years later he finds himself the author of over 35 books - his work ranging from the bestselling Legends and Anniversary Legends series, the Toby Jones series with cricket star Brett Lee, The League of Legends series with rugby league great Laurie Daley, through to his latest novels including The Cursed, The Vanishings and The Immortal. These latter novels are intriguing and sinister adventure books with elements of mystery and suspense that keep the reader guessing - not to be read at night! Michael has drawn on his experience in the school environment for his latest book called Be Bully Free. Co-authored with Cathie Thornton, it is a practical hands-on guide for individuals, families and schools.