Children Of The Rush (Book 2)

All is well in Gabriel’s Gully, the ramshackle gold rush town.

But not for long.

Michael and Atarangi have become firm friends with Siu, a Chinese miner’s daughter who came to the schoolhouse to learn.

But when bad news from the coast draws their parents away, things take a shocking turn. Disaster strikes, and sinister faces from the past reappear.

Michael, Atarangi, and Siu have little choice but to take action, despite the danger it will put them in.

But will their courage, intelligence, and special powers be enough to overcome the evil forces threatening them?

Written by James Russell

$22.00 incl. GST

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Children of the Rush (Book 1) was a 2022 Storylines Notable Book.

Age recommendation: 7-12 years

“A fantastic, fast-paced adventure for young readers. I absolutely loved it!” ~ Sophie Wilton, Children’s books, Whitcoulls

“Gold, greed, and goodness will spark gripping discussions as you follow the next adventures of Michael, Atarangi and Siu!” ~ NZ Read Aloud

Read the first chapter here

Kiwi author James RussellJames Russell

Find out more about best-selling children’s book author James Russell, from Auckland, on his author page.

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Dimensions21 × 13 cm

Paperback edition

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Published by

Dragon Brothers Books


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