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The Great Jeff

The Great Jeff

Author: Tony Abbott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Life hasn't been great for Jeff. He was forced to leave his school, St. Catherines, for public school, which he hates. He's no longer speaking to his former best friend Tom Bender because of that girl Jessica. But worst of all, his family is changing, and it's not for the better. When his mom comes home announcing that she's lost her job, Jeff begins to worry about things far beyond his years--how will they pay the rent? Will his absentee dad step up and save the day? Will his mom get the help she needs? And ultimately, where will they live? Told from the point of view of the bully in the modern classic Firegirl, The Great Jeff is a powerful look at a troubled boy who finds his life spiraling out of control, and his world sliding into homelessness.

Abbott The Defining Speeches

Abbott The Defining Speeches

Author: Tony Abbott Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2019

The Great Jeff

The Great Jeff

Author: Tony Abbott Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2019

Life hasn't been great for Jeff. He was forced to leave his school, St. Catherines, for public school, which he hates. He's no longer speaking to his former best friend Tom Bender because of that girl Jessica. But worst of all, his family is changing, and it's not for the better. When his mom comes home announcing that she's lost her job, Jeff begins to worry about things far beyond his years--how will they pay the rent? Will his absentee dad step up and save the day? Will his mom get the help she needs? And ultimately, where will they live? Told from the point of view of the bully in the modern classic Firegirl, The Great Jeff is a powerful look at a troubled boy who finds his life spiraling out of control, and his world sliding into homelessness.

Denis Ever After

Denis Ever After

Author: Tony Abbott Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2018

Written by award-winning author Tony Abbott and perfect for fans of The Ethan I Was Before and The Thing About Jellyfish, this bittersweet middle grade novel follows the ghost of Denis Egan as he teams up with his living twin brother to solve the mystery of his death. Denis Egan is dead. He's okay with that. It's been five years since he died, and the place where souls go is actually pretty nice. Sure, there are some things about his life and how it ended he can't quite recall, but that's how it's supposed to be. Remembering could prevent Denis from moving on to whatever's next. However, something is standing in his way. His twin brother Matt can't let go of him, and as long as the living are holding on to his memory, Denis can't rest in peace. To uncover the truth about what happened that day five years before, Denis returns to his hometown and teams up with Matt. But visiting for too long has painful consequences for Denis, and Matt's renewed interest in his brother's passing is driving a wedge between his still-grieving parents. Can the two boys solve the mystery of Denis's death without breaking apart the family he's left behind?

Our Common Challenges Strengthening Security in the Region

Our Common Challenges Strengthening Security in the Region

Author: Tony Abbott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2015

The Singapore Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1980 by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) with a founding endowment from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and augmented by generous donation in 1983 from Exxon Mobil Asia Pacific.The Singapore Lecture is designed to provide the opportunity for distinguished statesmen, scholars, and writers and other similarly highly qualified individuals specializing in banking and commerce, international economics and finance and philosophical and world strategic affairs to visit Singapore. The presence of such eminent personalities will allow Singaporeans, especially the younger executive and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, to have the benefit of exposure to- through the Lecture, televised discussions, and private consultations - leaders of thought and knowledge in various fields, thereby enabling them to widen their experience and perspectives.On 29 June 2015, the 35th Singapore Lecture was delivered by The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia under the distinguished Chairmanship of Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, Singapore.

Forbidden Stone

Forbidden Stone

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2014

RICK RIORDAN meets DAN BROWN in this epic historical adventure series packed full of puzzles, clues and edge-of-your-seat excitement!Legend has it that Copernicus found twelve powerful relics that could harness the cosmos and transport people through time when assembled in the shape of an astrolabe. Recognising the astrolabe's terrible power, Copernicus hid the relics in far-flung corners of the globe and assigned loyal Guardians to pass down the duty of protecting the relics across the ages. In the wrong hands, the astrolabe could control the world. That's exactly what Galina Krauss and her powerful Teutonic Order plan to do once she collects all the pieces and reassembles them. She's already infiltrated the Guardians and broken down their defences. Humankind won't know what's happened until it's too late. What Galina doesn't know is that a letter, the Guardians' last cry for help, has fallen into the hands of four young friends - Wade, Lily, Darrel and Becca. Four young friends who are about to find themselves caught up in a centuries-old battle to save fate itself...

Serpent's Curse

Serpent's Curse

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2014

RICK RIORDAN meets DAN BROWN in this epic historical adventure series packed full of puzzles, clues and edge-of-your-seat excitement! The four friends are back and on another even more awesome adventure...

Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse

Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2014

Protecting the Legacy has its price.The hunt for the first relic in Copernicuss legacy has sent Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca to the far reaches of the world and put them in serious danger. But they never imagined joining this quest would come at such a high cost. Sara KaplanDarrell and Wades motherhas been kidnapped by the conniving Galina Krause.Which means the stakes couldnt be higher for the Kaplan family as they race across cold desolate landscapes, speedboat through narrow canals, and sprint through busy city streets in search of the sought-after relic called the Serpens. Along the way, they meet another network of Guardians that may help them complete their journey, but will the kids get to Sara in time to save her life?Filled with more riddles, puzzles, and secret histories, The Serpents Curse is the second suspenseful book in bestselling author Tony Abbotts exciting Copernicus Legacy series.

The Serpent's Curse

The Serpent's Curse

Author: Tony Abbott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2014

RICK RIORDAN meets DAN BROWN in this epic historical adventure series packed full of puzzles, clues and edge-of-your-seat excitement! The four friends are back and on another even more awesome adventure...

Wade and the Scorpion's Claw

Wade and the Scorpion's Claw

Author: Tony Abbott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2014

12 quests. 12 relics. And a race to save the fate of the world. Wade and the Scorpion's Claw picks up right where The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone left off, with the Kaplan family seeking the next Copernicus relic. Now Wade, the curious, analytical, yet starry-eyed member of the group, leads the chase for another relic through the busy streets of San Francisco while on the run from one of Galina Krause's most treacherous henchmen.

Trapped in Transylvania

Trapped in Transylvania

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Best friends Devin and Frankie hate reading, but getting trapped inside Dracula might change their mindsDevin and Frankie may be the best of friends, but they aren't the best of students. When they're busted for not reading Dracula with the rest of the class, their English teacher sends them to the library to mend books as punishment. As the friends fight about who has to mend Dracula, the book flies out of their hands and lands between the library's broken security gates. Suddenly, a gigantic crack appears in the wall, and Frankie, Devin, and the book are all sucked inside. When they land, they realize they're not in the library anymore; they're in Dracula!To escape from the book, Devin and Frankie have to battle the bloodthirsty Count Dracula with the help of some new friendsand a little bit of garlic. But can they make it to the end of the story before becoming Dracula's midnight snack?

Mississippi River Blues

Mississippi River Blues

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Devin and Frankie thought they were good at being lazy, but they've got nothing on Tom SawyerBest friends Devin and Frankie really don't like school. To make matters worse, they realize they have an English test on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in seven minutes, and they haven't read the book. After hiding out to avoid the test, they accidentally drop a priceless Mark Twain autograph between the library's broken security gates. Once again, the magic ';zapper' gates catapult the friends straight into the pages of a bookthis time it's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer!Before the two can escape the book, they must join forces with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn to solve a murder, become pirates, and find hidden treasure. Devin and Frankie may be lazy, but even they have a lot to learn from Tom Sawyer, the king of slackers!

What a Trip!

What a Trip!

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Devin and Frankie sign up for a dangerous adventure when they make a bet that they can race across the globe in only eighty daysOn a class trip to the library, best friends Devin and Frankie discover that the librarian has hired someone to fix the broken security gates. There's only one problem: these ';zapper' gates are have the magical power to transport people into books. If they're fixed, how are Devin and Frankie supposed to pass their English class? While trying to distract the repairman, the two friends accidentally drop a book between the gates and find themselves trapped in Around the World in Eighty Days!Follow Devin and Frankie on the journey of a lifetime as they circle the entire world, crossing oceans, plains, and jungles to save a princess and outrun an angry detective. It's a race against the clock, because if they don't finish the trip in eighty days, they'll be stuck inside the book forever!

Humbug Holiday

Humbug Holiday

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

It's the holiday season, and Devin and Frankie could use a lesson in selflessnesswho better to teach them than Ebenezer Scrooge?It's Christmastime at Palmdale Middle School, and the sixth grade class has organized a holiday banquet for local families in need. Best friends Devin and Frankie are excited to eat, but they forgot to bring in food donationsand they didn't read A Christmas Carol for English class. While the two fight over the library's last copy of the book, the library's magical security gates suddenly transport them straight into the classic novella, where they meet the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge! Mr. Scrooge is more than a little grouchy, but he's in for a wake-up call when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.The two friends follow as the ghosts show Scrooge the consequences of all the selfish choices he's made in his life. But Scrooge isn't the only one in for a lesson; Devin and Frankie have a few things to learn about kindness and generosity, as well!

X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

When Devin and Frankie get stuck in a swashbuckling novel, can they defeat the evil pirates and find the treasure before they're stuck on an island forever?Once again, best friends Devin and Frankie have neglected to do their English assignment. This week, the class is reading Treasure Island, and the two friends promise their teacher that they'll be ready to give their book reports the next day. Of course, this can only mean one thing: it's time for a trip to the library, where the magic security gates have the power to catapult Devin and Frankie into the pages of a book! When they land inside Treasure Island, the two friends are in for a surprise. It turns out a pirate has died and left them with his map to hidden treasure!Alongside memorable characters like Long John Silver and the brave young Jim Hawkins, Devin and Frankie are on a mission to locate the mysterious lost treasure of the dreaded pirate, Captain Flint. But Frankie and Devin's friends aren't the only people on the hunt. A nasty band of pirates is after the treasure too, and they will stop at nothing to get their hands on the gold!

Crushing on a Capulet

Crushing on a Capulet

Author: Tony Abbott Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

When Devin and Frankie are sucked into a Shakespeare play, they try to unite two young lovers from warring familiesWhen their teacher assigns Devin and Frankie the lead roles in their class production of Romeo and Juliet, the two best friends aren't thrilled. How are they supposed to read their lines when they don't even sound like they're written in English? Luckily, the library's magic security gates come to their rescue again. Devin and Frankie are hurled into Shakespeare's most famous tragedyand right in the middle of a swordfight between two warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets. When they find out that Romeo Montague has fallen in love with Juliet Capulet, Devin and Frankie decide it's up to them to make sure this unlikely couple lives happily ever after.Determined to change the book's tragic end, the friends do their best to save the doomed lovers. But they discover that sometimes loss is the only way people can learn to put aside their differences and forgive.