Holidays are normally fun – right? But when Jack Wilde, his brother Ben and their friends Lachlan and Mimi visit Hazard River nothing is normal. The gang comes up agaist rogue fishermen, smugglers and dodgy developers as they explore the River. How will they survive the summer?
The Hazard River series is action-packed fun for young readers.
Here’s a rundown of the four main characters.
Jack Wilde (narrator)
Favourite saying: Flying custard pies!!!!
Favourite food: Pancakes with maple syrup, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, caramel sauce and sprinkles. Heaven!!!!
Nickname: Boy Genius (OK, so I gave myself that nickname. It still counts.)
Likes: Coming up with the most brilliant plan ever. (And I normally do!)
Most outstanding achievements: Saving my brother from quicksand, saving my brother from floating away in a boat, saving a colony of ghost bats, saving grey nurse sharks, saving injured koalas … (Do you want me to go on?)
Favourite saying: Can I keep this?
Favourite food: Spicy pork dumplings
Nickname: The Stink Collector (Doesn’t everyone call him that?)
Likes: Collecting stuff
Most outstanding achievements: Finding a bike on the side of the road, finding a Swiss Army knife, finding a screw driver, finding a dead jellyfish, finding … (I don’t think you want to know any more.)
Favourite saying: I can’t believe you fell for that one!!!!
Favourite food: Spaghetti with kangaroo poo bolognese (I actually made that up. Lachlan will kill me!)
Nickname: Master of Disaster (That is perfect for Lachlan.)
Likes: Playing practical jokes
Most outstanding achievements: Umm… Errr… None comes to mind, unless you count shaking up a whole case full of beer and really annoying people.
Favourite saying: Did you know…?
Favourite food: Garlic-fried centipedes (Mimi says they’re a lot tastier than they look)
Nickname: Professor Bigbrains (She’s got a brain the size of Uluru, I swear!)
Likes: Saving the planet
Most outstanding achievement: Sailing around the world with her parents, dodging pirates in the Philippines, whales in the Pacific Ocean and avoiding a ghost boat on Hazard River (with my help.)