Potatoes and espionage: Read an Extract from The Peski Kids 5: The Final Mission by R.A. Spratt

Potatoes and espionage: Read an Extract from The Peski Kids 5: The Final Mission by R.A. Spratt

‘We need to get out of here, now,’ said Mum.
‘This debacle will send up red flags online. Our security has been compromised. We’re not safe here any more.’

Mum was watching the immigration vehicles pull out from the end of the driveway. A couple of them had tried chasing Ingrid on foot, but they were not an athletic bunch. They soon hurried back to speed after her in their cars.

Joe, Fin, April, Loretta and Dad were preoccupied with cleaning themselves up. They were still covered in manure-­laced water. ‘We’re not going anywhere,’ said April. ‘I need a shower. I smell worse than Joe’s feet. Pumpkin, get off!’ Pumpkin was rubbing his face lovingly on April’s soggy sock.

‘I quite like the smell,’ said Dad, sniffing his own shirt. ‘It’s the smell of spring in the garden.’
‘Spring in the garden after a flock of chooks has pooped all over everything,’ said April.
‘You’re not listening. You all need to pack a bag now,’ said Mum.

‘We need to leave this building in less than three minutes. If our cover is blown, there could be helicopters on the way here already.’
‘No!’ said Joe, firmly. This caught everyone’s attention. He was so rarely adamant about anything. ‘This isn’t a b-­b-­building. It’s our h-­home.’
‘Technically it is a building,’ said Fin. ‘It would be more accurate to say, this is more than a building, it is our home.’

 

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Publisher details

The Peski Kids 5: The Final Mission
Author
R.A. Spratt
Publisher
Puffin Books
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
04 August, 2020
ISBN
9781760895785

Synopsis

Potatoes and espionage collide in The Peski Kids' final mission!With a team of international super spies hunting them down, The Peski Kids’ orders are simple – act normal. But for Joe, Fin, April and Loretta that mission is impossible.Tensions run high when their mum moves in and starts spotting enemy agents behind every corner in Currawong. Should The Peski Kids get out of town? Of course they should! But they’re not going to. Not when there’s a potato festival to celebrate.
R.A. Spratt
About the author

R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt is the author of The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and The Adventures of Nanny Piggins. In her previous life she was a television writer. Unlike the Peski kids, R.A. Spratt never fights with her brother, but only because he moved to Hong Kong to get away from her. R.A. lives in Bowral, NSW, where she has three chickens, two goldfish and a dog. She also has a husband and two daughters.

Books by R.A. Spratt

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