Game Day

$16.99

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All three books in one volume. This fantastic junior fiction basketball series by Australian Olympian and NBA star Patty Mills is an entertaining, sporty read that will inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport, and also showcases Patty's pride in his Indigenous heritage.

Sport-mad Patty Mills is a star on the footy field, an ace at athletics, a ripper at rugby. So when he tries out for basketball, it should be a breeze . . .

He soon discovers he's got a lot to learn, on and off the court - and it's going to take plenty of practice.

Each book sees Patty playing his heart out, having fun playing sport and doing his best to try to help his team win.

Hit the court with Patty and cheer him on as he and his teammates take up every challenge that comes their way.

Author bio:

Patty Mills was born on 11 August 1988 in Canberra, Australia. His father Benny is from the Torres Strait Islands, and his mother Yvonne is an Australian Aboriginal originally from the Ynunga people in South Australia. Patty was born into a family that was surrounded by basketball. His parents founded Shadows Basketball in the early 80's, a local Canberra club created to provide a sense of community, familiarity, and opportunities for Indigenous people through basketball. Today, Patty plays with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA and is the only Indigenous Australian to win an NBA Championship (2013/14 season). He is also a triple Olympian (Beijing '08, London '12, Rio de Janeiro '16) and currently represents the Australian Boomers.

Dr Jared Thomas is a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges, an Arts Development Officer at Arts, South Australia and an Indigenous Literacy Foundation ambassador. Jared's play Flash Red Ford toured Uganda and Kenya in 1999 and his play Love, Land and Money featured during the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Jared's young adult novel, Sweet Guy, was shortlisted for the 2009 South Australian People's Choice Awards for Literature and his children's book, Dallas Davis: the Scientist and the City Kids is published by the Oxford University Press Yarning Strong series. Jared's writing explores the power of belonging and culture.

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