Nitty Gritty 1 - Dark Stone Eye : 9781442528413

Nitty Gritty 1 - Dark Stone Eye

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“While Billy Bobby Burton was putting the final touches to the bedroom ceiling in his underground house,” said Nanna, “he uncovered a stone so dark that it looked as though he’d dug straight through to the night sky between the stars… But, as the dark stone came free, so did a huge boulder. Billy Bobby Burton never saw the dark stone by the light of day.”

When you’re twelve, you’re supposed to be too old for bedtime stories. But Ben’s nanna has been telling him the same story for more than a month, and he’s sucked right in. It’s getting so he’s more interested in hearing the next instalment than hanging out with his friends. The story is about a mysterious jewel like a dark eye that has a powerful effect on all who own it. It’s a horror story and a love story at the same time, layered like fossils with history, suspense and mystery.

And, as the stone in the story makes its way around the world, Ben realises it is coming ever closer to him and his nanna. You never know where it might end up....

 Title  Author  Genre  ISBN
 Dark Stone Eye  Scot Gardner  Mystery  9781442528413
 Deep Ark 6  Stu Duval  Science Fiction 9781442528390
 Doppelganger  Alison Lohans  Mystery 9781442527638
 Escape  Glynne MacLean  Historical Fiction 9781442524439
 Hot Money  Bill Nagelkerke  Adventure 9781442528406
 The Intruder  John Lockyer  Science Fiction 9781442527591
 Memory Bones  Melaina Faranda  Historical Fiction 9781442524798
 Petronas  Tina Shaw  Fantasy 9781442524682
 Pictures  Linda Aksomitis  Adventure  9781442527621
 Rat Keeper, Cat Keeper  Jillian Sullivan  Contemporary Fiction 9781442524477
 Super Sister  Gary Cross  Fantasy 9781442527607
 Trouble Jones  Tom Bradley  Contemporary Fiction 9781442527614
 Teacher's Guide      9781442528772

Author biography
Scot Garder is a well-known Australian author whose novels for young adults have met with critical and audience acclaim. He has been shortlisted in the CBC Awards and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Young Adults. He has written two previous Nitty Gritty novels: One Wheel Drive (NG2) and The Lost King (NG3).