Subtitle: Mates
By: Edwina Howard
Illustrated by: Joe Bond
Published by: Scholastic Australia
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9781862919976


George really wants to go to Big Spills Water World. But its a long way from Mumblegum.

His gran has a plan. It involves Bandicoot, the old stockhorse, and a race for prize money. Easy!

From tall tales to spooky stories and everything in between, Mates are all-Australian stories for Aussie kids. With colour illustrations on every page!


This is a fun, adventure story about George and his quest to get to Big Spills Water World.

His Gran has a plan. She enters George and their old stock horse Bandicoot into a race to celebrate the spirit of the Man From Snowy River that can win him $500 - that will get him to Big Spills Water World! Then her plan almost backfires.

But Gran is a bit of a schemer, and she is not deterred!

George then finds himself on a dangerous mission, trying to rescue three goats! He proves that he really is The Boy From Snowy River.

Your emerging readers, both boys and girls, will enjoy this story.

This book was included in our April 2014 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Sam