Colin Goes Bush
Subject: Junior Fiction
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Here we revisit the appealing Colin Kennedy 'ecowarrior' and his zany family (Colin first appeared in Recycled). There's Dad the lawn mowing business owner, Mum the real estate agent and Allie the beauty-conscious teenager. In this story Colin has a new involvement in the local 'Green Group' while he grapples with mounting anxieties about his Mum and Dad – are they heading for disaster?
Colin Goes Bush has brilliant flashes of McKay's trademark humour, quick character sketches and astute observations of family dynamics. The story clips along at a rapid rate with a deceptive casual ease. We're immediately drawn in to the realm of Green protests and Colin's bewilderment at how the world works. A funny, laugh-aloud story. Each chapter is introduced with a 'tree fact'.