Tuesday, June 7, 2011
There's a Bushranger in My Bedroom by Fowler Thurley
An Australian book published in 1991 and is an easy read suitable for 10-12 year olds. It is a light-hearted mystery about a young girl, Rebecca, who has to sleep in a back room at an old inn her parents are renovating. She believes the room is haunted and follows clues left there by the ghost of a bushranger. She has few issues at her new school and is desperate to shine a not just to be another hundred and thousand. When the press arrives to follow the story about her resident bushranger she is very excited, but she unprepared for the humiliation which is to follow. The ending is a bit tame and sudden but the book has enough happening to keep you reading and guessing. There is very little about this author on the net and this book is becoming increasingly difficult to buy.