About the Books
Aussie teenager Bumduggle (Barry) Davis just can’t seem to get it together after his mum dies suddenly in a tragic accident. Before the young teen has time to grieve, he’s flung in at the deep end, solving other people’s problems.
Realising that her son is in over his head, Barry’s mother hangs around in spirit, popping up at odd times to offer advice.
First it’s The BoobRats, a gang of girls at school, who all need Barry’s help. Next his brother, Evan, begins to act weirdly. Then there’s Cheryl, his dad’s new girlfriend. Barry doesn’t like her because he thinks she wants to replace his mum.
Finally, there’s Truong, a Vietnamese boy at school, whose dad refuses to pay protection money to an Asian gang. Truong and Barry are kidnapped by some bumbling Asian gang members. Throughout his troubles, Barry worries that once he starts to cope better, his mum will fade away.
The action is fast and frantic in the exciting new novel Bumduggle Davis Beats the BoobRats.
When Bumduggle (Barry) Davis and his brother, Evan, stay with their Gran, things get out of hand when Gran invites a French chef to dinner. The boys come across an argument between two motorists on their way home from the sandhills. One is an Asian bully using abusive language in a broad Australian accent.
Meanwhile, Jone, Barry’s new schoolmate from Fiji, is asking for his help. He fears his parents might want to get divorced and he doesn’t know what to do. Barry’s happy to help but it turns out there are bigger problems that Jone and his parents must face.
Then Barry’s friend, Truong, comes to tell him that Mr. Cool and Couch Potato, the two bumbling Asian gang members who kidnapped them before, are out of jail. Will these two fools want revenge? After all, it was their cousin, Trudy, who dobbed.
There are more surprises in store for Barry and Truong when they find out who Monsieur Vincent really is and where Jone learned his cooking skills.
Barry, Trudy and Truong go to Vietnam in search of Gran’s recipes but who are their two travelling companions? And …. could there be something serious between Barry’s dad and his girlfriend?
It certainly looks like Barry has bitten off more than he can chew!
This nonstop action trilogy about high school students concludes with Bumduggle Davis Joins the Dots: or It’s All There in Black and White.
Bumduggle (Barry) Davis and his best mate, Truong, are up to their ears in adventure again, assisted by Dotti, the mini foxie and Ping Pong, the sulphur crested cockatoo. First they’re kidnapped and then get matching broken legs, thanks to Uncle Six and his golf club.
A new girl at school, Aurora Lee, doesn’t wear the school uniform and has purple streaks in her hair. Trudy and Kellie give her their lunch when she comes to school hungry. Dotti goes with the boys to a mine in Queensland where she helps find the body of Simon Lee, Aurora’s dad. What did he hear about a wildlife smuggling operation?
The action continues when Barry unmasks Van Son (Monsieur Vincent), one of a trio of villains finally exposed as members of a Chinese Triad.
Finally, a wedding is in the air, but Barry is kept out of the loop until the last moment and everyone has a laugh at his expense.
About the Author
Gail Luck lives and works on the Gold Coast of Queensland. She’s a passionate cook and worked as a cooking teacher developing, testing and writing recipes for ten years before going to university. She now teaches English to adult migrants. Her inspiration comes from life and her work. She hopes the stories in this trilogy will assist young teens to make friends all around the world, embrace everything that is new and different, and stand up for what is right.