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Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy Box Set – Books 1 – 4

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Authors: Jane Smith
10/May/2021
Australian adventure series, children's book, bushrangers
9781922488206
$34.99

Slip case containing first four books in the exciting Australian adventure series Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy.

Join Tommy Bell and friends on their time travelling escapades that take them face-to-face with some of Australia’s most notorious bushrangers. Pack includes the first four books:

Shoot-out at the Rock (Shortlisted for the 2017 ABIA Children’s Book of the Year Award);

Tommy Bell has been sent to work on his grandparents’ farm for the school holidays. He doesn’t want to go, but when he discovers an old bushranger’s hat hidden in a cave, everything changes. Suddenly he is sent back to the gold rush days and finds himself face-to-face with the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt! At first, the life of a bushranger seems full of thrills and adventure. But Tommy soon learns that it is full of danger as well…

The Horse Thief

Tommy Bell is happy when the popular new kid at school wants him to join his gang. His new friend is trouble but he’s not half as much trouble as the bushranger that Tommy meets when his magic hat takes him back to the gold rush days. Tommy finds himself in the middle of a horse robbery, a police chase and a prison escape!

The Gold Escort Gang

When Tommy Bell finds himself caught in a struggle between two friends, he decides to take a break from it all and escape … back to 1862! Tommy’s magic cabbage-tree hat sends him back once again to the gold rush days, when he stumbles into more trouble than he left behind. Face-to-face with the dangerous Frank Gardiner and his mates ‘Flash Jack’ and Ben Hall, Tommy learns about the value of true friendship…and about how it feels to be part of one of most infamous robberies in Australia’s history!

Outback Adventure

Tommy Bell’s safe outback holiday on a farm with Martin and Combo is turned upside down when Martin finds a pair of magic old bushranger’s boots. This time, when Tommy’s cabbage-tree hat sends him back to the past, his friend Martin is right there beside him.

The boys join their new friend, Harry, and his gang on a long cattle-droving expedition across Outback Australia. For once it seems as if a journey to the past might be pure, fun adventure, without any risk of running into bushrangers. But why did Harry lie about his past? And who are the ‘thievin’’ McKenzies? It looks like Tommy and Martin’s ‘Outback Adventure’ might be more dangerous than they expected …

Jane Smith

Jane Smith

Jane Smith, an accomplished author, archivist, editor and librarian, is dedicated to resurrecting captivating tales from history’s depths for readers of all ages. With a prolific portfolio spanning fiction and non-fiction since 2014, Jane has published over twenty books with a historical focus. Jane’s works have received national acclaim and earned multiple prestigious literary award […]

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1 review for Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy Box Set – Books 1 – 4

  1. Thanks very much Jane. I read the Tommy Bell books with my 7 year old last year as we travelled around Australia in the caravan. He absolutely loved them. I honestly think they were the ‘turning point’ in his love for reading.
    I have been given a 3/4 primary class for next year and think the students will love them as much as my son did. He absolutely did not want me taking his books into school with me.
    I love the rich language choices you’ve made throughout your books. They open up so many beautiful teaching moments to extend vocabulary and demonstrate the effectiveness of phrasing.

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