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Dear Sir/Ma’am, Please find enclosed this Amber Amulet. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. All you need to know is that the Amber Amulet will eliminate your unhappiness by counteracting it with Positive Energy. This should see you straight. Fear not, you’re in safe hands now. Take care. The Masked Avenger.

Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?

This perfect jewel of a book by the award-winning author will hold all listeners in its irresistible power.

©2012 Craig Silvey (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • PERTH, Australia
  • 02-05-13

Give this small book a chance to speak to you

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book grows on you so stick with it, it is well worth the investment in time

I also looked at a paper version and some of the charm (but not all of it) comes from the illustrations

It is a story that stays with you even through it is a short book that would be appreciated by people of most ages (say 12 years upwards) and both genders

What other book might you compare Amber Amulet to and why?

It is unusual in that it sounds like a children's book but it has an important adult message as well. Craig Silvey's book 'Jasper Jones' is similar being from a young boy's perspective

What three words best describe Grant Cartwright’s voice?

Clear, expressive, warm

Did Amber Amulet inspire you to do anything?

It does encourage you to get in touch with your young enthusiastic self and to look forward rather than lament what has lost