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Friday Freebies: Fuzzy Mud and Holes by Louis Sachar

August 7, 2015

*freebie posted 7th August, enter by 13th August, 2015*

Louis Sachar’s Holes is one of our all-time favourite novels for young people, so we’re really excited to be offering both Holes and Sachar’s brand new book, Fuzzy Mud, this week!

About Fuzzy Mud

fuzzy mudThis brand new story has a big heart, lots of intrigue and some wonderful characters, and will give upper primary kids plenty to think about while they read.

Tamaya is in fifth grade and every day she walks to the prestigious Woodridge Academy with Year 7 boy, Marshall. They never go through the woods. And when they arrive at school they stop talking to each other – because Marshall can’t be seen to be friends with a little kid like Tamaya. Especially not with Chad around. Chad-the-bully, who makes Marshall’s life utterly miserable. But today, hoping to avoid Chad, Marshall and Tamaya decide to go through the woods … And what is waiting there for them is strange, sinister and entirely unexpected.

The next day, Chad doesn’t turn up at school – no one knows where he is, not even his family. And Tamaya’s arm is covered in a horribly burning, itchy wound. As two unlikely heroes set out to rescue their bully, the town is about to be turned upside down by the mysterious Fuzzy Mud, *spoiler alert* a secret biofuel, which has somehow escaped its secret research facility.

About Holes

HolesThis wonderful jigsaw puzzle of a novel is often set for study in the early years of high school in Australia, but can also be read by mature and confident younger readers.

Stanley Yelnats’ family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn’t green and doesn’t have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth.

Inventive, compelling and hilarious, this is deservedly a multi-million copy bestseller.

We have 10 sets of these two books to give away.

To enter, post a comment on the Friday Freebies story on our facebook page, telling us who is your favourite children’s book character, and why. The 10 most interesting and original responses by 5pm Thursday 13th August will each receive one copy of Holes and one copy of Fuzzy Mud, courtesy of our friends at Bloomsbury Publishing Australia.