Nitty Gritty Novels, Series I was first runner up for a 2010 CLL Educational Publishing Award in New Zealand. The series, published by Pearson, includes the novels Doppelganger, by Alison Lohans, and Pictures, by Linda Aksomitis.
It was Highly Commended in the “Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing” category. Congratulations, Linda and Alison!
Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Pearson (New Zealand) 2010
Series: Nitty Gritty Novels Series I
Connor Barclay is spending his Easter holidays on a cruise to Greece and Turkey. Awesome! True, his dad couldn’t come and he has to share a tiny crowded cabin with his mum and bratty little sister. But he has his favourite computer game, Doppelganger, to while away any downtime.
Oddly, though, some of Connor’s fellow passengers seem to regard him as a troublemaker and, when he goes ashore, shopkeepers yell at him in Greek and Turkish for no reason that he can see. Can it have something to do with the boy he saw who seemed to be wearing his favourite soccer shirt? The boy who looks exactly like him…