Black Baron

By Robyn Opie

The story of a great escape by the king of the cockroach racing world!

Black Baron, the best racing cockroach ever, has won again! Jake is on top of the world. Until Mum discovers Black Baron under Jake’s bed. Can Jack save Black Baron from certain death?

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About the author

Robyn Opie is the author of more than 70 published children’s books. She has been writing for children for 8 years; most of her books are sold around the world and many have been translated into foreign languages. Robyn lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her partner (also a writer), two dogs and thousands of children's books. She considers Black Baron to be her most favourite children’s book that she has written (so far!). Robyn enjoys visiting schools to talk about writing and where she gets her ideas. She also enjoys showing students how writers create believable characters and develop stories around them. In 2001, Robyn completed a mentorship with the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust. For more information on the author, please visit her website:

ISBN: 9781921150586
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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