Juno Jones Book 1: Word Ninja

A DISASTER HAS HAPPENED! Muttonbird Bay School might be closing. I mean, FOREVER.

Juno Jones loves her school, but the Men in Suits want to close it down! And there’s only one thing Juno and her classmates can do to stop it… READ! Which is perfectly fine for people like Perfect Paloma, Smelly Bella and Genius George, but Juno Jones is a kid who doesn’t like reading.

It might take the unthinkable to make it happen – to save her school, Juno Jones will need to become a WORD NINJA!

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Kate Gordon grew up in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. She is the author of five books for young adults.
Kate received the 2016 IBBY Ena Noel Award and has been published internationally. In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was commended in the 2018 Vogel’s Awards.
Juno Jones Word Ninja is Kate’s first series for younger readers. She wrote it for her daughter: a fierce ninja warrior maiden known to her family as “Tiger.” In her spare time, Kate loves to play with her daughter, read, and continue her obsession with Harry Potter despite being far too old for it.

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Sandy Flett


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