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: Linda Aksomitis
Publisher: Heinemann Education, Reed Publishing (NZ), 2010
Sam Christos has been helping his grandpa take pictures since he was old enough to carry the camera gear. A family holiday in Saskatchewan was going to be his big chance to show Grandpa what a great nature photographer he could be. But his grandpa has been taken ill and Sam has to take the photos on his own.
Suddenly, his lens picks up what looks like a gigantic shadowy creature. But, just as he is about to press the button to take a picture, a girl jumps into the shot and it’s ruined. Can he shake her off and track down the mysterious creature again? Will he take a picture that makes Grandpa proud?