Write-A-Book-In-A-Day - 2006 Teams and Books
Primary Schools Category
Poynter Primary School Team 1
wrote Body Swap
about two companions, Bob (a human) and Oink (a pig) who find their way into a secret laboratory where Oink's mind and soul gets swapped with the mind and soul of an angel. A flower with great magic turns Oink and the angel back to normal again - and if you want to find out the whole story, the only way is to start reading.
Poynter Primary School Team 2
wrote Spencer the Spotless Giraffe
, a story that will touch your heart and will stay with you forever. It is about a baby giraffe that gets separated from its mother during a long plane journey. The baby loses its spots and regains them when he sees children smiling with their love at him. He gets accepted into the circus that Boris and Merlin run and he ends with a famous life back in his home country of Africa.
Rosalie Primary School Team 1
wrote The Cans, the Kidney and Shirley
, a story about a wombat, Shirley and a hobo called Dan who collected cans. Although Dan's collection of cans was his most treasured possession, he was prepared to sell it to save a friend.
Rosalie Primary School Team 2
wrote The Spy and Sparky
. Sparky, an alien, is stuck on earth and is trying to get off and go back to his home planet. He steals tools from any shop that sells high-tech gadgets and builds a machine. If he presses the wrong button the earth will blow up. Bob, the spy, tries to stop him to save everyone's lives, but will he survive.
Rosalie Primary School Team 3
wrote The Purple Bell
, a story about a goat who talks and who is worried that he will be the last of his species if people don't believe in him. With the help of a vampire and a girl called Samantha he might just be able to save his species from extinction.
Corrigin DHS Writers Festival
wrote The Quest of Rod McBaker
, The old mine has some Mount Berry Monsters living there. Can Rod and Gabrielle defeat these awful plants. Read the book in October to find out what will happen.
Kewdale Primary School Team 1
wrote The Worm Invasion.
What do you do when three-inch poisonous worms are breeding in your back yard? When Bill and Malinda go to the movies, what they see on the screen is very very disturbing. Melinda and Bob have to fight off an army of three-inch worms and can't find a way to destroy them. What will they do? It is an excellent read for anyone who likes action (Kieran).
Kewdale Primary School Team 2
wrote The Spy, the Swaggie and the Polar Bear.
Dear Diary. It is day 6 on this ice block and it's soooooo cold, let me tell you! Diary, this polar bear is very interesting, very friendly, I must say. Maxine and Bill are stuck in the Arctic, and, to make matters worse, there is a polar bear in front of them. They do not know what to do, whether they will be rescued or whether they wil be stranded for ever. I like this book because it has a lot of action, is funny, and Bill, one of the main characters, goes crazy (Chelsea).
wrote Dingo Creek
, Strange things happen in the dusty out-back town of Dingo Creek. When a professor discovers the mysteries hidden within the ruins of the old dingo prison, it will change the lives of a convict family forever.
wrote Midnight Wolf
. Coral is greedy for money, so when she hears of the legend of the great silver wolf, she rushes off to seek her fortune. On the way she meets an old monk who changes her life for ever.
wrote Whitefin's Treasure
. The secret of the pirate's treasure, hidden for hundred's of years, is finally found. But there are more valuable things than treasure.
Secondary Schools Category
Daniel Bruce's Team
wrote The Dampier Disaster
, a story set in the small town of Dampier, Western Australia. The town is hit by a sudden cyclone, and relief is needed in the town. Eight people, a talking parrot and a chiwawa find themselves stuck in the cinema - the closest point of shelter in the town. To cheer things up, the variety of people tell their stories about what they were doing before the cyclone hit. Not knowing whether they will survive, the group bonds together to try to see it out.
Corrigin DHS Writers Festival
wrote Fighting the Tide
, a story about Narna, a 15 year old girl, who has reached a stage when the pressures of her life are becoming too hard to deal with alone. Fighting to break away from the influences of her new peers, struggling to cope with her family tragedies, and trying to deal with her feelings of guilt and disappointment, Narna finds solace in the beautiful cello music she hears coming from the jetty every night. Who is this mystery musician? Is he the answer to Narna's predicament?.
The Applecross SHS Lake Minion Team
wrote Drawing in the Dirt
, about Nhung, an elderly Vietnamese grandmother who is living alone in the world and mourning the loss of her family. Now in a detention centre, she is faced with the challenges of transcending cultural boundaries, discovering the different aspects of freedom, and learning that words are not the basis of communication. With a bitter correctional officer, a swagman who needs a friend and a community in need of change, Nhung realises that she's never too old to learn.
The Applecross SHS Yr 10 Team
wrote Deceased and Domesticated
, about Florence, a beautiful young skinhead who keeps pitbulls in her outback home. Not only are they her pets, they're her soul mates. But her life takes a savage twist when a goateed stranger with purple winkle-pickers tries to take her reason for living away from her.
The Carine SHS Team 1
wrote Oppressions End
, about 2060, a year of bloodshed and civil unrest. The world is affected by global warming and is changed forever. When Meg Lewis, a skating street kid, comes across a peace rally, she never expected to be drawn into the path of Australia's ruthless dictator, Imala Montage. With the help of one of Imala's victims, she plans to bring the dictator down. Will she pull it off successfully? The massacres are endless. To kill or not to kill? That is the question.
The Carine SHS Team 2
wrote Negative Houston
, about Cindy Parker, an actress on the American TV Series "The Rich and Dreamy", who returns to the small outback town of Widjup, Alice Springs, to re-unite with her estranged family. Armed with her stilettos and hairbrush, she encounters the many difficulties of outback life and the crises that follow them. However, none of these crises match up to the bombshell that is dropped on her that makes her realise the importance of family.
The Morley SHS Soccer Team
wrote Victory to Darksville
, about Teddy and his soccer team which was getting into trouble at his school, Darksville High. The team meets a scientist, a talking horse and snobby, racist, soccer squads, and their adventures begin.
The Morley SHS Team 2
wrote The Magical Haunted House
. Marie Hansen is a nerd. She is useless at sport, and all her students and teachers hate her. But when she enters the National Write Your Own Book Competition
and wins a haunted house, Marie discovers a hidden spell book. After speaking the magic words and gaining magical powers, Marie, along with her mysterious new friend, the ghost, must undergo a journey to learn to use her powers to help others, and eventually help herself. But can she succeed?
The L.J.B.C. Team
, about Jack Cooper, an escaped convict on the run. Along the way he befriends Jordon who seems like a perfectly normal woman, but does she have something to hide? Jack, with his faithful companion, Arnold, must endure betrayal, heartbreak and severe exhaustion, a roller-coaster of emotions through his journey. Will his life ever be the same again?
The Lake Joondalup Baptist College Team
wrote Touched by a Llama
, about Jackson, a young orphan in a wheel chair. Life's pretty bad when you're stuck in a wheelchair and live in Sunny Hill Orphanage. But Jaxon's life changes drastically when by coincidence he meets a talking Llama named Montazooma and a police woman named Officer Margaret Ursula Mungy. In this beautifully crafted tale of friendship, companionship, and hardship, everyone can learn that by trying hard to reach your dreams can be made easy with friends by your side.
The Riverside High School Team
wrote The Penguin and the Poet
, about Og and a penguin. The cruise ship glided calmly through the water, the smoke from its engine rising high into the cold air. Deep in the cargo hold were rows and rows of cages, some containing elephants, others with lions and other creatures. The ship was on its way to Australia, and the animals contained inside were part of Mr Mattismo's travelling circus.
The Great Aussie Girls
wrote Mia's Lily
, about Mia and Ben and their tragic love, that starts and ends with a lily and shows the simplicity of a little girl connecting two people who have lost each other for eleven years. This story is filled with love, loss of loved ones and belief in others. After all the hearts are broken and the tears shed, Ben finds his inner self. Your heart can always be mended by another.
Marian College Team 1
wrote The Flowerpot Odyssey
. Queen Jemimah is given a pot plant by a con-man, Jeff Turnip. She names the pot plant petunia, and petunia mutates and suddenly loves the taste of flesh. Jemmimah id kidnapped by the evil plant. Can Jeff save the Queen in time?
Marian College Team 2
wrote Three's a Crowd
. Eliza the giraffe is a simple giraffe living her own life with her friend Charlie. Her life gets turned upside down when the unexpected happens. She has been taken away from her normal life and taken into captivity. Will she ever escape? Will she get back to Charlie?
Marian College Team 3
wrote Song of the Wolf
. Jamie and Liam were just two regular sixteen year olds. They were in love and just one day before Liam's sixteenth birthday he went into hospital, after that everything changed. Now the happy couple is not only fighting for their love, they're fighting for their lives. Everyone has a dark past but no one ever thought it would come back to bite you.
Marian College Team 4
wrote The Snail's Trail
. When Steve discovers that his mother is terminally ill, he sets out on an epic jouney to uncover the elusive secrets of his past. Along the way he will make quirky friends, narrowly escape death and discover the true value of the Snail's Trail. The pursuit of the snails will begin an unpredictable journey for both young and old.
Marian College Team 5
wrote The Thornless Rose
. For fifteen years Steve has been held in a "hospital" by the notorious dictator Gary, who is planning to brainwash his already crazed mind. In the moment when all seems lost, he is rescued by a talking parrot by the name of Nigel and his faithful Keepers. Now they are on a perilous quest to find The Thornless Rose, defeat Gary and reclaim Australia. Will they make it in the end?
Presbyterian Ladies College (The Fabbo Five)
, On a search for a rare flower and a near extinct species of millipede, Digby, Ima and Carrie have a journey full of exploration and deceit, with a love of nature, each other and a love for itself.
Telopea Park School Team 1
wrote Seek Truth
. First there was World War 1, the war to end all wars. Twenty years later, World War ll commenced, leaving a similar path of destruction in its wake. As if this were not enough, World War lll came along. The effects were so devastating that they stunned humanity into peace. In April, 1994, World War lV took Australia by surprise. And I sit here on my pedestal, watching time pass me by. Unable to move, unable to speak, a story that cannot be told. I sit here laughing at how gullible society has become. A strange boy, a nun, a statue that sees all, and one huge conspiracy.
Telopea Park School Team 2
wrote Romance in Space (With Toads)
. A new planet... A new home... A new life. Earth is a planet with its masters seemingly bent on self-destruction. In an effort to colonise a new world, a crew of tradesmen, astronauts and cadets, sets flight for Hermes ll, a new world with a similar atmosphere. Robbie Smith is a girl with nothing more than a dream and a lifetime of lost opportunities. Exploring her new world as it develops and making some mistakes along the way, Robbie meets new people, falls in love, and does more (good and bad) than she ever thought possible.
Telopea Park School Team 3
wrote The Gardener
. Mary Mary, Quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Two murders, a live television and a red bird. A crazy gardener, an abandoned town and re-incarnation. Thorpie thinks it's "fully sick". We just think you should read it..
Presbyterian Ladies College (G.R.A.C.S.)
wrote A Performance with a Difference
. When Queen Suzanne asks a professional gymnast, Samantha Tamashanko whether she would perform for the St Gregory's hospital patients she has no idea what she is getting herslef into. Something queer is happening at this hospital. Come and join them in their adventure and see if they solve the mystery.
The Yart Class
wrote Roll Up, Roll Up
, so roll up for interesting characters and wondrous happenings at a circus in an old growth forest. A cyclonic red alert bearing down on the old growth forest brings amazing events as Rose, the environmentalist, and Chip, the woodcutter, find new perspectives. - A whirlwind of action, - Magic in the midst of a cyclone, - Fantasy in the making..
The Blue Stocking Team
wrote The Fiery Grove
, and invented a pig called Rasher 5, actually two pigs - what magical know-alls! Afidis (he's a wizard) and his plan to rule a frightened world that has lost its way might be a lovely metaphor for 20th Century Earth. It's a rash (sic) story which simply crackles along. Bring your own apple sauce for this yarn. It is rare to get to read a novel so full of zest, high adventure and truly delightful characters. This is a story you would like to sink your teeth into even if you believe that not eating bacon will save the world.
The PMH Foundation Team
wrote The Blacksmith's Parrot
, about Billy, a young Scottish man on a mission. He is trying to find the truth about his grandfather, a blacksmith, who was suspected of gold theft in the faraway town of Dakenduggan in Australia. As he crosses the globe to clear his grandfather's name he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams - and a talking parrot - and solves a 50 year old mystery.
The Cottesloe Ladies Book Club
wrote The Swagman
, about Daisy. "This is fantastic," Daisy thought as she supervised the hanging of her latest and greatest painting in the city art gallery. In just a few short hours, 200 invited guests would be attending the unveiling of Daisy's oil on canvas which she thought she would never have begun, let alone completed, if it had not been for The Swagman.
Martin Chambers' Team
wrote Bertie and the Beast
, about Dr Ken Humphridore who is nearing retirement and looking forward to spending his time camping in the outback and fossil hunting. It is his lifelong ambition to make one big discovery. On a camping expedition with his favourite chook, Bertie, things go horribly wrong when the spirit of his Grandma, Hilda, appears to guide him past some dreamtime spirits to the fossilised remains of a dinosaur. While excavating the site, Bertie is chased by wild dingoes and hides in a small cave. When Ken leaves, thinking him dead, Bertie has to survive in the country and make his way back home.
wrote A Window Through Time
. When David is given an extra history assignment, he's not sure where to begin. Rosemary's unusual after-school job helps give him the start he needs, but he ends up discovering a lot more than expected.
wrote The Chocolate Deception
. Flora, who considers herself a high priestess of her own church, is out to save the trees and the planet. Suddenly, through, the real threat is not against the trees but against herself and the people in her homwtown. The threat she is facing could mean the extinction of the human race. Flora befriends Bartholomew, an old sausage dog with a special gift. Can this unlikely duo save the world?
Hervey Bay Scribes
wrote Eco Warriors
. World War Four has become a reality. Drought ravages the Australian countryside forcing a rural move to coastal communities and cities. Swimming Pools are banned and showers become a luxury. School Swimming Champion, Tom has been forced to train in the ocean off Hervey Bay. Curlew Island has become a sanctuary for a seal colony and Belle a five tear old seal, has been a constant swimming companion of Tom's for several years. Along with Tom's friend Emma they discover the terrifying truth behind the seemingly pleasant butcher sent to replace Emma's father when he is called to war. Black marketing in Seal meat? Is it possible? How will they prove this man and a high level policeman are behind the slaughter of these protected creatures?
Words Writers' Group
wrote Bidji and the Exterminologist
, Imagine a talking emu, a mad scientist, a flesh eating plant and a pie cooking contest in a small country town. Not the ingredients for your normal summer holiday. Katie arrives to find her uncle in hospital, mysteriously ill. Searching for a cure with her cousin Ant, she encounters a strange scientist in a strange garden. It all becomes even more peculiar when the two come face to face with a talking emu. And where do pop idol Flower and the band DDT fit in? Come on the adventure with Ant and Katie...and watch while the mystery unfolds!