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The Watertower [Hardcover]

Gary Crew , Steven Woolman
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Era Publications Pty.Ltd (31 Jan 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186374200X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1863742009
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,749,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On a scorching hot summer day in Preston, Australia, Spike and Bubba go for a swim in the old water tower which casts a long dark shadow across everything the area.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and Inspiring read!!! 13 Feb 2004
Have just finished reading this book with my Year 6 class, who were absolutely thrilled with the suspense element! Really like the fact that this has such great artwork and allows the reader to develop their own imaginative power!
A recommended reading experience for any primary teacher with a class needing inspiration!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A simply gripping book, beautifully illustrated. 15 April 2001
The watertower is a book filled with mystery and suspense. The text is gripping and the illustrations are superb. The story focuses around two boys who use an old watertower as a place to swim in and escape the sizzling heat of the Australian summer. One boy is left alone on the watertower and he see's something, but we do not know what it is! The reader is allowed to use their imagination to the full with this story. The book is printed on black paper and the text is printed in such a way that the book must be turned slowly around as it is read, just as in the book "the water eddied and flowed". The Watertower appears somewhere on each page, sometimes in full and at other times just as a motif on a townsperson's hat. Gary Crew is able to spark the imaginations of children with this story and the ending leaves them wondering what happens next! I would heartily recommend this book to children of about 8 years and upwards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deep water 2 Oct 2006
This book has been a real treat for the reluctant readers I teach. The text is simple and the boys love reading the subtle illustrations even more, finding themselves drawn into the details and hints littered through the story. Truly chilling and truly great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading in School 12 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My son asked me to buy this as they have been reading it in school. He loves it, he reads it again and again trying to look into what happened and why? The book can take you only around 2-3 mins to read, but he sees so much in it. Year 6, age 11.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Older child's picture book 14 Aug 2013
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Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An unusual but intriguing picture book for older kids. Plenty of mystery to discover within the story and images. Sinister and with a twist.
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