Write-A-Book-In-A-Day - 2007 Teams and Books
Primary Schools Category
Poynter Primary School Team 1
wrote The Mystery Door May Open Again.
Lulu who is an annoying little sister who wants to go to the Royal Show with Tom, but he does not want her to go with him because she might bug him. But something magical happens.
Poynter Primary School Team 2
wrote The Tomato Wars
about tomatoes, the food that tastes nice - and one day they will take over the world. A chef, a librarian and a bandicoot - how will they save Holland before the tomatoes do whatever they want. Tomato Wars is a thrilling adventure for children aged 14 and under.
Poynter Primary School Team 3
wrote Dr Dribble's Experiment
about Dr Dribbles (AKA mad scientist) who is about to become caretaker and look after a hypochondriac girl when her parents go on a business trip. What adventure will they have? What will go wrong? May it be an experiment? Read this adventure book to find more about it.
Corrigin Young Writers Festival Team 1
wrote A Message in a Bottle.
Frank and Melbourne are complete enemies and they have to face working together to figure out what a message says. What does the message say? Will they become friends or stay enemies forever? Read to find out ....
Corrigin Young Writers Festival Team 2
wrote Corrigin - The Last Stand.
It's an ordinary day in Corrigin. At least until a girl by the name of Misty is bitten by a cat. It's going to change Misty's life forever. Strange things are happening in the town of Corrigin. Water is mysteriously disappearing. People and animals are dying. Frank's sinister plan is about to be unleashed. Only Misty and George can stop him; if not, Corrigin, Australia and the world will be lost to his evil. "This is the greatest book ever to be written at the Corrigin Young Writers Festival and every hospital in WA should have one to give the kids an extra adventure in their lives." - The Corrigin Weekly Rag
Albany District PEAC
wrote Life Isn't Fair - A dramatic action-packed romance.
As he moved closer to the trees, Jacky Trenco saw that people in the field were holding some sort of spraying packs. "Stop," he yelled, and the people started, some dropping their spray packs. "Wait," he called, beckoning them to come back. "I only want to know what you were doing."
Jacky Trenco is a private detective with an amazing life, but one day when he meets a mysterious person with a pet cockatoo that hates him, he realizes that just because you think you are at the top of the heap, you've still got a long way to go.
Albany Primary School
wrote The Curse of the Storm.
Beware ... the storm is gaining momentum. Magical powers are unfolding. The mysterious eyes must belong to somebody... But who will it be? Open the book to unravel the Whrenwood mystery. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Kewdale Primary School 1
wrote The Runaway Gift.
Come to a world of imagination, a world of fun, a world of a mystery box. Come along on a fantastic journey to discover the mystery of the runaway box. Will Molly and Steven discover the mystery of the box or will they perish and fail?.
Kewdale Primary School
wrote The Missing Goat of Twinleaf Town.
Something is going on in Twinleaf town! A Billy Goat called Billy is an ex-circus star. It's all over the town that he has been stolen. The new inexperienced jurnalist knows who has taken Billy but no one will believe her. Will the journalist prove that the mystery person has stolen Billy? It will be the last person you would expect to do it and the person has a pretty silly reason.
St Michael's School
wrote Big Trouble in the Little Shamble.
Jericho Magnifico travels to a country town to find an inspiration for his poetry. Krystal Neon and Jericho Magnifico never knew what they were in for when an experiment goes wrong. Krystal Neon, a dedicated atmospheric chemist, was inventing a solution for Global Warming but it backfired. A great read for children ages 10-14.
Our Lady of the Way Primary School Writing Team
wrote The Magical Star Painting.
Natasha the Acrobat and her brother Jake find a secret lair hidden by a big star painting in the Great Big Gallery of Everything. They discover that Mr Comic, the manager of the gallery, is really evil and has many plans to take over the world! When Jake and Natasha are held hostage, what will happen next?
Secondary Schools Category
Applecross Lake Minion Team
wrote Flight of the Mutant Moths.
"The screeching didn't stop, and began to intensify. Augusta looked up, past the sodden monster on the ground before them to the sky beyond where a great black, shrieking cloud was forming." Sometime in the not so distant future the world has become inhabitable for humans, forcing the population underground. In the city of Amarillo, a 'meat mercenary', Augusta, and her loyal companion, Brutus the guinea pig, are the only thing stopping a murderous horde of colossal moths invading from the world above. With the aid of an erratic psychic, Lawrence, the crusade to save society becomes an affair worthy of any good B-grade horror film.
Riverside High School 1
The Tasmanian Tiger has long been considered extinct, but a recent shooting disproves that theory. Private detective Lawson Hayes has been hired to investigate the shooting and possible smuggling of the animal. This takes the reader through an enthralling spiral of twists and turns all the way to the dramatic conclusion. Can Hayes catch the smuggler before it is too late? This is a must read for any 10-14 year old.
Riverside High School 2
wrote The Golden Jindara.
If you were on a life and death mission, a race against time, the last person you would want with you is the sister that you haven't spoken to in years. Brother and sister team, Bruce and Sybil, are sent by their ill father to find the elusive plant, The Golden Jindara. They battle swamp creatures, a bunyip, and an ever changing landscape only to find the answer within each other.
Carine Senior High School 1
wrote Plucking the Strings.
Chris Johnson is a troubled teen. No friends, no lfe, no hope. His father neglects him. The only company he keeps is that of his guitar and the majestic eagle that accompanies him on his strange dreams.
Carine Senior High School 2
wrote The Circus Con.
When Timmy, a young Aboriginal boy, joined the circus, he had no idea what lies were hidden behind the costumes and beyond the spotlight. Join Timmy, Milky, Flippy and Floppy as they discover one of the biggest mysteries beneath the Big Top.
Carine Senior High School 3
wrote Strange Companions.
The year is 1808 and Europe is affected by war. A half blind boy, his guide and a woolly Llama escape on a boat to Cuba but are shipwrecked on an island. Can they survive the wild tribe they meet?
Carine Senior High School 4
wrote The Wake Up Call.
"We've screwed up our world so much - maybe magic is interfering to help save it." In 2052 the world is a horrible place to live. The air is polluted and people are forced to live underground. After freeing herself from imprisonment, Tori sets out to stop the effects of global warming. Accompanied by her new friends, Nimar, the court jester, and Pax, the pocket sized polar bear, she realizes that there isn't a cure, only prevention. As they travel through time and run from Tori's imprisoner, Nialliv, they will discover that even small things will make a difference, and they will have to work together to find true freedom.
wrote The Wishing Well.
Cordelia could have wished for anything. She could have wished for an expensive pair of pink boots, a hundred times nicer than Tiffany's (her own shoes were filled with holes) or she could have wished that Hilda Puggins would fall off the face of the earth. She could have even wished to look like everyone else, and not have an accordian in her middle. Instead, Cordelia wished for a friend. She listened to the coin fall into the bottom of the well with a plop. An amazing story of three friends, one intelligent reindeer, one not so funny comedian, and one poor unfortunately shaped girl. Will they overcome their fears and tears to accept each other as they are.
wrote Painting a Smile.
Scotty's life is shattered when an injury prevents him from playing his favourite sport, his life's passion, and his plan for the future: football. This is a story of a boy's struggle to deal with his injury and social life, and the decision whether to think for the future or the present. He develops a strong friendship with a struggling artist who teaches him to free himself, and helps him turn his life towards a future he wants.
wrote Throwback Island.
Dive into a world of action and daring escapades. When Evelyn's brother left their home four years ago, Evelyn was sure that she would never see him again. An unfortunate parachute accident leaves Evelyn stranded on a strange and dangerous island off the coast of Tasmania. As Evelyn tries to escape the island's clutches, its secrets begin to leak out ...
Presbyterian Ladies College
wrote It's a Comic Life.
Just another day in the Footwarts Shopping Centre. Or is it? Ellie Vator thought it was another day, another publicity stunt. But when nothing goes according to plan, Ellie finally bursts into one of her C-grade celebrity tantrums. But how does Connor Structure, a metro sexual construction worker, manage to build his way into the story? And what caused a front line paparazzi photographer to become a swag woman? With comedy, romance, pop culture and a pair of killer black boots, It's a Comic Life
is a fantastic read.
Caroline Chisholm College 1
wrote Fight of the Penguin.
Join Father Julien and Venus on their journey to save the endangered species of fairy penguin from their Victorian habitat which was destroyed by the effects of global warming. The story is full of ups and downs and conversations that will keep you reading and wanting to hear more. Suitable for children aged 10-14 years old.
Caroline Chisholm College 2
wrote Young Yesterday.
Alex Lawson is your average skater girl. She arrives to her new house and immediately begins exploring the dreary neighbourhood of Arnhem Road. Her passion for skate boarding drives her interest for a growing adventure and winds her up in a situation where she'll need more than skate boarding skills to get out of ...
Caroline Chisholm College 3
wrote Mischielf - Full Moon Mischief.
In the dead of night - a disturbance; an unbelievable arrival from another world. A Miner, an elf and a psychic trapped in an adventure of mayhem, mischief and magic where they must follow the clues to save the world. Two cosmic worlds collide in a fight for survival and the fate of the world. Recommended for early teens.
Terra Sancta College 1
wrote Star Thief.
Over the next few weeks, Bobo did regular performances in the jail gym. Following each performance, Bobo and Brianna would meet in the gym and discuss their escape plan. After three gruelling months of planning, discussing and working out, the escape plan was complete. Who stole the Diamond Star?
Terra Sancta College 2
wrote Boiling Point.
The quiet coastal town of Sea Port, Australia, is a town of mystery. It is closed off from the rest of the world by a menacing fog that causes all who venture into it to slip into insanity. But there is more to it than that. An old woman has a terrible secret that she has kept for centuries. A young diver has discovered a creature with amazing ability, and as a heatwave descends upon the town, and the fog starts to clear - who can unravel this mystery and save the town? Recommended reading age 14 years.
Swan View Senior High School
wrote The Plague Melody.
One day, Fuzzy, a galah, was flying and soaring through the sky minding his own business. Suddenly he heard a tune that he was very interested in. That is where he met his new friend Phidal, a young boy who loved to play the flute. They had a little complication and they went their separate ways. Little did they know that an evil woodcutter and his evil bird had set an insect plague. Racing against time to stop them releasing their plague on the Australian outback, Fuzzy ate a bug from the plague and got very sick. The only cure was if Phidal played his holy melody "Waltzing Matilda". If you're looking for an action adventure-packed book this is the one for you. Recommended ages: Boys and Girls 8+.
Swan View Senior High School
wrote The Cube of Imagination.
William, the local blacksmith at Sparkling Marine Bay, has discovered that his most prized posession, "The Cube of Imagination", had been stolen. But by whom he does not know. With the help of his friend, Fuzzie Reggie, they follow the clues left to find the thief and his magical cube. The book is aimed at audiences 9-12. It is an extraordinary adventure and will appeal to readers who like adventure and mystery.
Lake Joondalup Baptist College
Throughout history there have been many wars fought between good and evil. The latest saga resulted in evil prevailing and the balance was overthrown. Thousands of years later an opportunity arises for evil to vanquish good once and for all.
Out of the blue, a con-man known as 'Slick Rick' receives an unusual request for a snatch and grab, only this time his victim is a defenceless doplhin. To Rick it is simply a case of doing a job and getting paid. Little does he know that this particular situation will define good and evil in him, and ultimately the balance lies in his hands.
Lake Joondalup Baptist College
wrote Just Imagine.
Matt Burton is a wannabe entertainer and practises his performances in an old wreckers yard. Then one day he and his imaginary friend, a penguin appropriately named Sid, witness a man drowning. They then have to work from the inside alongside hard nut cop, Sandra Hardy, to solve the case before a criminal gets away.
St Andrew's College
wrote The Three Pieces.
Leo was a promising child with much potential. However a tragic accident alters his future. Lacking hope he is visited by a poet who provides him with a book inviting him to explore the realms of mystical creatures, unpredictable challenges, and the quest for three pieces of a magical medallion. Leo encounters Boltus the sky serpent and the Jar’edo Tree and through their wisdom and guidance confronts the creature responsible for his challenges – Aragunyip, a giant bunyip. Will Leo be able to overcome his obstacles and restore goodness into the realm of the unknown whilst rescuing himself from adversity? “A work of art! A must read for all 10 to 14 year olds”
wrote Jealousy's a Curse.
Heath was just an average, every day surfer dude but when he got his fortune told by Madame Star his life was changed forever. All of a sudden he was partying in castles, meeting sweet babes and having an all round good time. But what is it about Claire that has him scared, and what is so special about her charm, and what's going on with this Grevillia thing? Recommended for 12-14 year olds.
wrote The Borders of Fredom.
This story starts when an innocent man, Heath Thomas, is incarcerated for a heinous crime that he did not commit. With the full force of the Australian Law enforcement after him, he tries beyond all doubt to prove his innocence. In Heath Thomas is a perfect portrayal of the courage and perseverance that set Australians apart from the rest of the world. This novel is everything that a book should be, including action, suspense and romance. Great for the ages of 11 to 15.
wrote The Fuzzy Truth.
Jeff is a middle aged man who uses his wombats to help him commit robberies. After moving to Coolgardie, he and his wombats attempt to rob treasure from a cemetery with unexpected results. Suitable for ages 11-14.
wrote A Thousand Lives.
She reached her hands up to the sky. Eleven bolts of lightning teleported all the kids and me to who knows where ... Bartholomew is a man with many questions: "Who am I? Where am I? How did this happen? Why do I have so many powers? What is up with these ten kids?" He has been a prisoner of an evil witch for who know how long and he has just escaped. He has accidentally killed ten kids and brought them back to life, granting them powers beyond belief. They have been trapped in the distant reaches of Australia and are struggling to cross the country to Uluru for a final showdown with the evil witch. Only the combined effort of all eleven of our heroes will ensure that the witch dies. If the witch is killed, the world will be saved. This book is suitable for 11-14 year olds.
wrote The Secret of the Clergy.
The day that man loses faith is the day this world will fail. In the peaceful land of Australia, Princess Delilah lives, but she is not a normal princess, as you will soon see. But behind the back of his brother, the old KIng Leo, Bartholomew the clergy plots to take the throne and no one will get in his way. Recommended for ages 12-14.
Melville Senior High School (The Whiteboard Markers)
wrote Self Portrait By ...
Jack Andrews, a sheep shearer from rural Australia, lost his wife 10 years ago A chance encounter with an eerie portrait at an art gallery causes the mystery surrounding his wife's disappearance to resurface. Through the power of dreams and the constant re-appearance of a shadowy figure, this story captivates the reader. As the visions become more violent, Jack silently spirals down into insanity. - Enticing ... Freaky at times. Makes you think twice about that pretty painting of yours ... especially your grandmother's portrait.
Melville Senior High School (Team Pielscia)
wrote The Wombat Device.
Travis is a gardener who lives in Amarillo and wants to do more in life. His mum is in hospital with a medical condition and Travis himself was expelled from university. Then after 15 years his long lost sister returns, asking for an investment which Travis obliges with, not realising that he had just funded a terror plot on Parliament House in Amarillo city. Can he stop his sister in time to save the city and the country's politicians?
Melville Senior High School (Team Dakkajask)
wrote The Tragedy Paints a Thousand Pictures.
When published writer, named Nina, is summoned to receive an award for her book, "A Tragedy Paints a Thousand Pictures', she heads from her hometown for the award night. But when her car breaks down in the middle of the bush and a fire is endangering her life, she runs. Meanwhile an artist, named Sebastian, is living in an abandonned house that he stumbled upon in the middle of the bush in his search for inspiration. But when a sudden twist of fate brings these two opposite characters together, how will they attract? "My wife made me sleep on the couch because I wouldn't turn the bedside light off".
St Paul's Catholic College - FoxyCorp Team
wrote An Inconvenient Penguin.
The Truth is ... All the penguins are gone. This is the tale of Tim 'Spider' Scott and his mission to protect the last remaining penguin in the world, Penny-Gwen. Little does he know but his supposed helpful companion, Dr Martha V Foxiee, does not share the same love for the fuzzy creature that he longs to preserve. A tale of betrayal and deceit where you can't always trust what is skin deep. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Corpus Christi College
wrote Green Scene.
When hearing about recent arson attacks in Australia, the Director of the popular kids' TV show The Green Scene
organises for the well known child TV star, Penelope West, to star in an episode of the show targeting arson. But when a German truckie, Jimmy Johns, and a crab by the name of Frederick, mysteriously get involved, everyone's lives are at risk. Recommended age 10-14 years of age.
Six Quills Team
wrote A Classical Education
about the Perth Classical School which is just like any other high school except that the students are a multi-cultural mix of Gods, Angels, and other supernatural beings. The biggest problem is when Nakir, an Angel, and Kalliope, a girl with a strangely attractive singing voice, are forced to work together in chemistry class. But ordinary life is disrupted when something seems to hijack the pneumatic tubes that are used to convey announcements and rules from the Principal. Who - or what - is trying to take over the school? Can Nakir, Kalliope and their friends save their school from calorie-controlled breakfasts, boring text books, and unattractive uniforms?
Speculative Fiction Team
wrote Collision Course.
It was an innocent little prank - one that'd just strand Antoinette's brother in space for a couple of hours. No biggie. But with a sewage tanker inbound with no way for it to dock (but quite a few ways for it to crash), it's not quite so funny any more. It'd all be easily fixed if the station's computer hadn't also got the wrong software upgrade and overrun the station with mischievous angelic holograms. It's up to Antoinette to fix it all but first there is a much harder job - she has to admit that it's all her fault. One way or another, the sewage is definitely going to hit the fan.
Thursday Night Group Team
wrote The Eye of the Emu.
Twelve year old Merry Evans' relationship with her father is tense until an experiment causing his new lawnmower to explode changes their lives forever. A ghost and a disused World War 2 internment camp provide the backdrop for their big adventure in a Western Australian outback town.