Strange things are happening at Glenfield High. This time it’s Daniel – The Flea – Scott’s turn…

Twelve-year-old Daniel wins a place on the New Zealand Warrior’s rugby league team and becomes the youngest ever player in the history of the game. How? Well, that’s a secret. A secret which will turn Daniel’s life upside down and inside out, make him a media sensation – a legend in his own time. But even being a league superstar has its downside.

The Flea Thing is bestselling and award-winning New Zealand author Brian Falkner’s debut novel. This fun page-turner about sports and superpowers was short-listed for the 2003 LIANZA Junior Fiction Award, the Esther Glen Medal. Read about the other strange things happening at Glenfield High in The Real Thing and The Super Freak. Visit Brian’s website to learn more about the author and his books: http://www.brianfalkner.com/

“Fast and funny, but with serious undercurrents about growing up, judging others, honesty and friendship. A great read for sporty kids.” New Zealand Herald

“[Brian Falkner is] a children’s author who can write with the lightness of touch and everyday truth often absent in young fiction.” North and South Magazine

“This is the stuff that some boys dream about … Though this is Falkner’s first novel, he demonstrates skill in being able to tell a good yarn told dominantly through the focalising character of Danny with sufficient dialogue and suspense that it would work as a read aloud suitable for intermediate grades.” Reading Time magazine

“This book will appeal to boys and girls, whether or not they are rugby league fans…” Sunday Star Times

“I think the really good thing about the book is its incredibly persuasive writing. Falkner is a sharp, varied, quite nuanced writer.” Radio New Zealand

Reviews

Fast and funny, but with serious undercurrents about growing up, judging others, honesty and friendship. A great read for sporty kids.

New Zealand Herald

[Brian Falkner is] a children’s author who can write with the lightness of touch and everyday truth often absent in young fiction.

North and South Magazine

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