The Spy Siblings are Back! Read an Extract from Kensy and Max #9: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

The Spy Siblings are Back! Read an Extract from Kensy and Max #9: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

Chapter 1

Kensy and Max charged upstairs, jostling each other as they raced to the kitchen. The fact that Kensy had beaten her brother at cross country this afternoon and teased him mercilessly about it afterwards only heightened the contest. As Max stumbled on the top step, he realised she was about to finish first again.

‘I win!’ Kensy shouted, dumping her bag on the floor. Her blazer landed beside it, quickly followed by her tie. ‘Bit of a theme this term don’t you think, Max?’

‘Get lost,’ the boy grumbled.

The sound of an upbeat country and western tune blaring from the butler’s pantry accompanied by the crooning of Song Li alerted the twins to the man’s whereabouts. The butler momentarily stopped singing to call out hello to the children and let them know he was making hot chocolate for their afternoon tea.

Wellie, one of their grandmother’s West Highland terriers, hopped out of his bed in the family room to investigate Kensy’s cast offs, sniffing the pile. The other, Mac, wasn’t remotely interested – he hadn’t even woken up.

Max looked at the mess his sister had made and shook his head. ‘Mum will be up here in a second you know.’ ‘

Do I look worried?’ Kensy replied.

Continue reading the extract here…

Buy a copy of Kensy and Max #9: Chasing Danger here.

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      Publisher details

      Kensy and Max #9: Chasing Danger
      Author
      Jacqueline Harvey
      Publisher
      Puffin Books
      Genre
      Children’s Fiction
      Released
      03 May, 2022
      ISBN
      9781761043291

      Synopsis

      What do you do when ghosts rise from the past? When they reveal long-buried secrets that could turn your world upside down?

      When an earthquake causes a breach at a super-secret Pharos prison, Kensy and Max must join an urgent assignment to Queenstown, New Zealand. Time is of the essence – the escaped prisoners are two highly dangerous men out for revenge against both Pharos and the Spencer family.

      The twins head into the wilderness in pursuit. But the mountains are dangerous, and instability brought on by the earthquake is only making things worse. Meanwhile, strange things are happening back in London as one Pharos agent is attacked and another disappears. It will take all of Kensy and Max’s hard-earned skills to come out of this mission alive – but what will be waiting for them when they do?

      Jacqueline Harvey
      About the author

      Jacqueline Harvey

      Jacqueline Harvey worked in schools for many years but has had a passion for storytelling since she was a child. She is the author of the popular Alice-Miranda, Clementine Rose and Kensy and Max series, which have sold over one million copies in Australia alone. Her books have received numerous short-listings and awards while her picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was a CBCA Honour Book. Jacqueline speaks to thousands of young people at schools and festivals around the world, and says the characters in her books are often made up of the best bits of children she’s met over the years. While she is not a twin, like Kensy and Max she does have excellent powers of observation and has always thought she’d make a great spy. Jacqueline lives in Sydney and is currently working on more Kensy and Max adventures, and some exciting new projects too. 

      Books by Jacqueline Harvey

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