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Louise Park
Prep- Grade 7
New South Wales

AKA H.I. Larry, Mac Park and Poppy Rose

Louise Park is an award-winning author who draws from a strong background in Education, literacy and publishing to produce her blockbuster bestselling series fiction that includes Zac Power Test Drives and Spy Recruit, Boy vs Beast, Harriet Clare, D-Bot Squad, Star Girl, Bella Dancerella, Grace’s Secrets and Grace’s Escape. She is the author of the adult nonfiction title 7 Steps to get Your Child Reading, and her latest book, Last Man Out, A Personal Account of the Gallipoli Evacuation is an award-winning title based on her grandfather’s letters, notes and journals of his experiences as the last man out of the Anzac evacuation during WW1. With sales in the millions world-wide with she writes under her own name as well as the hugely successful pseudonyms: H. I. Larry, Mac Park and Poppy Rose.

Books by Louise Park

Last Man Out: A personal account of the Gallipoli Evacuation

Best Suited
The evacuation from Gallipoli of Australian and New Zealand troops was a logistically incredible undertaking. The exhausted young men were to slip away by ship in the dead of night.
But…Someone needed to remain behind to cover for their fellow soldiers. This was a mission that almost certainly meant death.
Would it be you?
Would you volunteer to be the last man out?

And so, the rivalry begins. Who will be chosen to stay on until the end?
Who will hold fast to the last to allow tens of thousands to slip away silently from Gallipoli?
Only the fittest, the most gallant and capable will be chosen. The pick of the whole force, we are told. And the message is clear: the rear guard of honour will be killed or captured.
The rear party, the most daring men of all, doomed.
John Alexander Park grew up in England and served in Africa, the Afghan War, and the Boxer Rising before settling in Australia. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914 sparked The Great War – or World War I. On 1st March 1915, John joined the Australian Army in Sydney and was promoted to Sergeant before being assigned to the 19th Battalion. He was 36 years old and a seasoned serviceman when he arrived at Gallipoli.

And he was the last man out.

Grace’s Escape

Best Suited 8+ Years
Grace and her mother have moved from Broome to a real-life castle, steeped in literary history, and Grace has discovered that she can slip back in time to previous incarnations of the castle. But this time, when Grace travels back in time, she has to help find two sisters who were supposed to be staying at the castle and have been kidnapped along the way. During her travels, she has the good fortune to meet Beatrix Potter, J.M. Barrie and May Gibbs. It seems the castle has been home to a good many adventures over the years! Now Grace just has to figure out how she and her family fit into the castle’s storied past.

Grace’s Secrets

Best Suited 8+ Years
When twelve-year-old Grace trades her tropical home in Western Australia for a faraway castle, Victorian costumes and a village trapped in time she thinks it’s the fresh start she desperately needs. But unsolved problems have a way of following … A map of the castle’s secret passages sends Grace on a time-travelling mystery that will challenge her very existence and all that she loves. Can Grace save herself as well as her family? And how will some of her favourite children’s authors help her on her quest?

Dino Hunter: D-Bot Squad 1

Best Suited 5 – 8 years
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It’s up to D-Bot Squad to catch them. Hunter Marks knows everything there is to know about dinosaurs. But does he know enough to pass the computer game test and make it into top-secret D-Bot Squad?

Sky High: D-Bot Squad 2

Best Suited 5 – 8 years
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It’s up to D-Bot Squad to catch them. There’s a pterodactyl on the loose and Hunter must catch it. Dino Corp is depending on him. Will the d-bot he made be up for the job?

Double Trouble: D-Bot Squad 3

Best Suited 5 – 8 years
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It’s up to D-Bot Squad to catch them. When Hunter finds himself high in the sky in the clutches of a quetzalcoatlus, he knows he needs help. Who can free him? And will it be in time to catch a mega flying dinosaur?

Big Stink: D-Bot Squad 4

Best Suited 5 – 8 years
Dinosaurs are back, and on the loose! It’s up to D-Bot Squad to catch them. Hunter thinks he’s built the perfect d-bot for hunting down a fully grown stegosaurus – an enormous, slow-moving fart machine. But things don’t always go to plan…

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