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Imprint: Rock the Boat

Subject: Children’s Fiction

Age: 9-12

Secrets of an Undercover Activist

Nat Amoore

Environment Award for Children’s Literature Winner

‘Engaging, entertaining, vocabulary-enhancing and empowering.’ Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

‘A charming and funny book, but also an important one.’ Anthony McGowan, author of Lark

‘Wildly funny and eye-opening.’ Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh

The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking

Casey Wu tries to stay out of the spotlight, which is why no one would suspect her of being the mastermind behind a string of attention-grabbing stunts. Together with best friends Zeke and Cookie, she is part of Green Peas – a secret activist organisation designed to make adults sit up and pay attention to important environmental issues.

But when the three young activists get wind of a major cover up in their town, things really start to get serious. It’s time for Green Peas to stage their biggest prank yet. But will they be able to pull it off?

  • Publication date: August 9, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861541065
  • RRP: £
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication date: August 9, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861541089
  • RRP: £
  • Pages: 368

Reviews

‘This is a brilliant book! Secrets of an Undercover Activist is engaging, entertaining, vocabulary-enhancing and empowering.’

Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

‘A charming and funny book, but also an important one. Casey’s voice is wonderfully engaging, and it’s a delight to follow her adventures as an undercover environmental activist. Crucially, the message never drowns out the fun. Loved it.’

Anthony McGowan, author of Lark

‘A wildly funny caper and an eye-opening story about finding your voice and standing up for our planet!’

Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh

‘A big-hearted activist adventure, narrated by fearless and funny Casey Wu, with a powerful, inspiring message - you can make a difference.’ 

Jo Simmons, author of I Swapped My Brother on the Internet

‘A laugh-out-loud, prank-packed, heartwarming book about standing up for what is right and making yourself heard. I couldn’t wait to see what brilliant, hilarious pranks Casey and her small band of undercover eco-activists will come up with next. Nat Amoore manages to strike the perfect balance between unforgettable characters, witty narrative, a fast-paced, action-packed plot and a really meaningful story about living life boldly. I absolutely loved this book.’

Jaco Jacobs, author of A Good Day for Climbing Trees

‘This is a great story about having a go, being determined to make a difference, persistence, family relationships, friendships, acceptance, grief and of course pranking!’

Lamont Books

‘A heart-warming and humorous story of friendship, family, community and making a difference. Loved the thoughts of Trixie Wu and with themes of acceptance, grief and environmental activism (and pranks galore), this is a great read.’

Kevin Cobane, teacher

‘This is so brilliant... It’s a really, really powerful message to young people that their voice matters... I absolutely just loved it.’

Children's Books Daily

‘Nat Amoore is the next Andy Griffiths. Her books are madcap and wild, with an enormous heart.’

Newcastle Herald

‘This marvellous book is about aptitude, intelligence, adaptability and self-reliance. It’s about relationships with friends, family and the community delivered to us with humour, fine writing and a dose of craziness... A great read for everyone.’

Reading Time

It will soon be a favourite of middle school readers looking for a fun, thought provoking novel with a lot of heart. Don’t forget the “Green Peas Rule 25: Always try to be a better person. But in the end, be the best you can.”’

Magpies

‘Nat takes issues that might seem complex – politics, the environment activism – and makes them easy to understand, accessible and of course, fun and humorous.’

The Book Muse

Nat Amoore

Nat Amoore wrote and directed international award-winning short film Elemenopee. She currently has a feature film and a kids’ TV series in development. Nat was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018. Nat has a kidlit podcast One More Page, which was nominated for the ‘Best Newcomer’ category at the Australian Podcast Awards 2018. But most importantly, she used to be a trapeze artist and had a pet kangaroo when she was little.

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