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Temporary Hal Jnr 3 cover

32,000 words, 190 pages, Illus

ISBN (Print)
9781877034244

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Kindle ebook (also UK) from $3.99.

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Paperback (Amzn)
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Teaching notes

Hal Junior 3: The Gyris Mission

Available in paperback and ebook


1) The Secret Signal2) The Missing Case3) The Gyris Mission


"This is your pilot speaking. Folks, we have a small problem in the engine bay.
It's nothing to worry about, but I'd like you to make your way to the escape pods."


Hal Junior and Stephen 'Stinky' Binn live aboard a high-tech space station, far from the nearest planet. The rules are strict, and their lives are carefully regulated.
That's why they're so excited about the camping trip to Planet Gyris ... imagine a whole week of fishing, swimming, sleeping in tents and running wild!
Unfortunately, the boys crash land in the middle of a forest, and there's little chance of rescue. Is this the end of the camping trip ... or the start of a thrilling new adventure?