A fun, frolicking adventure about five kids with a mystery to solve!
Eleven-year-old Oli is spending his school holidays at Heroes Club, where kids can build friendships and learn about their emotions, but Oli just wants to be home … where it's familiar, not-so-boring and he can play his favourite game.
But when Oli and the other kids at the club see a stray dog who keeps disappearing into a soon-to-be-demolished building across the street, Oli and his four fellow heroes hatch a daring rescue plan to save the dog before it's too late.
It's going to take bravery, some seriously smart teamwork … and a few broken rules.
This is a beautiful story about bravery, caring, teamwork and making the most of your unique talents. It’s also about learning to make friends, accepting yourself and others, exploring your emotions, and learning that sometimes doing the right thing might feel like doing the wrong thing (or even mean breaking some rules!). You will be cheering for Oli and this group of unlikely heroes as they attempt their daring rescue.
An essential addition to homes, classrooms and libraries. Another tail-wagging success!
A Word About Books
For any reader who identifies with, supports, teaches, or lives with a child diagnosed with autism, this beautiful story will provide incredible insight and understanding into their ever-changing feelings and struggles… This thoughtfully written story, with strong individual young characters, would make a wonderful novel for middle grade teachers to read aloud to their classes. It has important messages about being your own person, doing what you think is right, accepting that we are all different, but can work together to achieve a positive outcome. Another brilliant read from author, Kate Foster.
As well as being an adventure story that is credible, the background of the kids is described well… As Kate Foster acknowledges, this is a book for those who listen to us, who hear us and who love us unconditionally
A beautifully evolving story of finding the strengths within. Kate Foster cleverly builds her characters, gently exploring the world of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how their idiosyncrasies are something to be valued and celebrated. Highly recommended 8 -12 years