Rita's Revenge - Lian Tanner

Rita's Revenge

By: Lian Tanner

Paperback | 5 July 2022

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RRP $17.99


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The town of Little Dismal has more than its fair share of clever animals, which is why they are now in danger. Can Rita poet, outcast and duck solve the case of the chook-napped Clara? A quacking mystery story from the award-winning author of A Clue for Clara.

Chasing cows and pigs. Mockery. Rude songs. Piracy, bullying, revenge, warfare and general thuggery.

This is the list of approved duck activities and it does NOT include poetry.

The ducks of Little Dismal are angry. A scruffy chicken called Clara has been telling lies about them. They need revenge.

Enter Rita - a duck with the soul of a poet. After an embarrassing talent night, Rita sees revenge on Clara as a chance to restore her reputation.

But Rita finds more than revenge on her mission. She uncovers a dastardly plan to chook-nap the clever chicken that will take them both a long way from home.

Luckily, it's Rita's unlikely friendship with a small human and the help of some street-smart birds that just might save the day and inspire an epic poem!

'Jealousy, revenge, crime, adventure, duck poetry and laugh-out-loud comedy;?Rita's Revenge?has it all! I adore this book.' Katrina Nannestad, author of The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

About the Author

Lian Tanner has worked as a teacher, a tourist bus driver, a freelance journalist, a juggler, an editor and a professional actor. She has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, searching for a Japanese soldier left over from the Second World War. It took her a while to realise that all this was preparation for becoming a writer. Nowadays Lian lives by the sea in southern Tasmania.
Industry Reviews
'Jealousy, revenge, crime, adventure, duck poetry and laugh-out-loud comedy - Rita's Revenge has it all! I adore this book.' Katrina Nannestad, author of The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

'Rita's sharp tongue and poetic heart will change the way you look at poultry, poetry and friendship forever. Such a funny, original and heart-warming read.' Zanni Louise, author of Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush

'Rita stole my heart and quacked me up!' by Deborah Abela, author of The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

'Rita is hilarious. The funniest book I've read in ages.' Tristan Bancks, author of Ginger Meggs and Tom Weekly series

'This animal-narrated crime caper is a fun read aloud for strong readers aged 8-10.' Books and Publishing

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