Author(s): Mick Elliott
Leo Lennox has made a mistake. A massive, world-altering mistake.
Now, the secret his ancestors have kept hidden for thousands of years is in danger of being discovered - all because he insisted on going to school camp. His dad had said that it was no place for a thirteen-year-old still learning to master the power to transform into animals. And, with a whole week ahead in which Leo will be surrounded every minute of every day by his classmates - including his secret crush, and a pair of terrifying school bullies - he is going to find out just how much he still has to learn.
Because Leo Lennox is a Turner. A member of an ancient, shape-shifting species who've stayed hidden among humans since the dawn of evolution.
But when a mutant creature appears that could destroy the delicate balance between humans and Turners forever, surviving camp is going to be the least of Leo's worries.
THE TURNERS marks an exciting new debut in the Australian kids' book scene ... and we can't wait to hear what happens next! - Better Reading Kids on THE TURNERS The plot and dialogue are strong and well worked, the story original and funny ... this book will make a brilliant read-aloud. Highly recommended. - Reading Time, Children's Book Council of Australia on THE TURNERS
Mick Elliott is a children's television producer, scriptwriter and animator. Since 2001 he has worked at Nickelodeon Australia, overseeing award-winning series for kids of all ages. His credits as producer include CAMP ORANGE, PLAY ALONG WITH OLLIE, SLIMEFEST and hundreds of advertising campaigns. His work at Nickelodeon has won more than twenty international awards, while his animated short films have screened at over sixty festivals worldwide. Mick lives in Sydney with his wife, two kids and a garden full of lizards.