Feeling itchy? Read a chapter from Nit Boy by Tristan Bancks

Feeling itchy?  Read a chapter from Nit Boy by Tristan Bancks

NIT BOY by Tristan Bancks

Chapter One: THE NIT LINE

All eyes were on Lewis Snow. He was next in line. The nit line.

Ms Herrick, the deputy principal, was a cold woman with short, grey hair as thick as steel wool and a beak of a nose. She was poking through the hair of suspected nit-carriers with a razor-sharp lead pencil. She did this every Monday morning under the fig tree in the middle of the playground. If you had nits you were going home.

Everyone knew that Lewis Snow was going home . . . again. Lewis had wild blond hair and he told everyone that his hair had never been cut. Like, ever.

‘Fine,’ Ms Herrick said to the kid in front of Lewis. She tried to smile but she was so out of practice, her mouth twisted into a sneer.

‘Next!’ she barked.

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Publisher details

Nit Boy
Heath McKenzie, Tristan Bancks
Children’s Fiction, Fiction
02 July, 2020


It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll make you itch.Meet Lewis Snow. He has the worst case of nits in world history. Everyone wants him to shave his head. But Lewis thinks of his nits as pets. He’s determined to keep his hair and his nits, whatever it takes.Ned lives on Lewis’s head. He’s the first-ever jumping nit. His dad wants Ned to help nits take over the world. But Ned likes it on Lewis’s head. Ned’s vegan and hates the taste of human blood.And you thought you had problems.Two Nit Boy stories in one book!
Tristan Bancks
About the author

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan’s books have also been recognised in multiple children’s choice awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, chat to the author and help him try to change the world at www.tristanbancks.com.

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