Author(s): Elizabeth Honey
Mark Ryder gives us the good, the bad, and the messy in this antic account of his friends' misadventures during a week of school-camp in the Australian outback. Camp is everything the boys expect and more -- there are caves to explore, mud fights, bad showers, great food, flashlights, hidden candy, wombats, and leeches. Then disaster strikes: Mr. Cromwell (a.k.a. Crom the Bomb, or simply The Bomb) arrives as a substitute chaperon! "Cromwell at camp is like Darth Vader at your birthday party. How could this happen?" But in the end, it's what Jonah, Nicko, Wormz, Azza, Mitch, and Mark do to The Bomb that sets off an explosion....
Shortlisted, Fiction for Older Readers, Young Australians Best Book Award (YABBA) 1999 (Vic), Winner, Years 3-5 Section, Children Rate Outstanding Writers/illustrators (CROW) Award 1997, Shortlisted, Secondary Divison, ACT Canberra's Own Outstanding
Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 1997. Shortlisted for YABBA Award for Fiction - Older Readers 1999.
Elizabeth Honey is an award-winning author/illustrator of novels, poetry and picture books. Her stories are funny and action-packed, her characters are engaging and full of life, her style is unique.