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Secrets of an Undercover Activist

Published by Rock the Boat
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Environment Award for Children's Literature Winner

‘Engaging, entertaining, vocabulary-enhancing and empowering.’ Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

‘A charming and funny book, but also an important one.’ Anthony McGowan, author of Lark

‘Wildly funny and eye-opening.’ Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh

The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking

Casey Wu tries to stay out of the spotlight, which is why no one would suspect her of being the mastermind behind a string of attention-grabbing stunts. Together with best friends Zeke and Cookie, she is part of Green Peas – a secret activist organisation designed to make adults sit up and pay attention to important environmental issues.

But when the three young activists get wind of a major cover up in their town, things really start to get serious. It’s time for Green Peas to stage their biggest prank yet. But will they be able to pull it off?

About The Author

Nat Amoore is an award-winning writer and podcast host. Her debut Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire was a children’s book bestseller in Australia and her second book Secrets of an Undercover Activist won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Nat has travelled the world as a trapeze artist and had a pet kangaroo when she was little.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (August 9, 2022)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861541089
  • Ages: 9 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

‘This is a brilliant book! Secrets of an Undercover Activist is engaging, entertaining, vocabulary-enhancing and empowering.’

– Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

‘A charming and funny book, but also an important one. Casey’s voice is wonderfully engaging, and it’s a delight to follow her adventures as an undercover environmental activist. Crucially, the message never drowns out the fun. Loved it.’

– Anthony McGowan, author of Lark

‘A wildly funny caper and an eye-opening story about finding your voice and standing up for our planet!’

– Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh

‘A big-hearted activist adventure, narrated by fearless and funny Casey Wu, with a powerful, inspiring message - you can make a difference.’

– Jo Simmons, author of I Swapped My Brother on the Internet

‘A laugh-out-loud, prank-packed, heartwarming book about standing up for what is right and making yourself heard. I couldn’t wait to see what brilliant, hilarious pranks Casey and her small band of undercover eco-activists will come up with next. Nat Amoore manages to strike the perfect balance between unforgettable characters, witty narrative, a fast-paced, action-packed plot and a really meaningful story about living life boldly. I absolutely loved this book.’

– Jaco Jacobs, author of A Good Day for Climbing Trees

‘This is a great story about having a go, being determined to make a difference, persistence, family relationships, friendships, acceptance, grief and of course pranking!’

– Lamont Books

‘A heart-warming and humorous story of friendship, family, community and making a difference. Loved the thoughts of Trixie Wu and with themes of acceptance, grief and environmental activism (and pranks galore), this is a great read.’

– Kevin Cobane, teacher

‘This is so brilliant... It’s a really, really powerful message to young people that their voice matters... I absolutely just loved it.’

– Children's Books Daily

‘Nat Amoore is the next Andy Griffiths. Her books are madcap and wild, with an enormous heart.’

– Newcastle Herald

‘This marvellous book is about aptitude, intelligence, adaptability and self-reliance. It’s about relationships with friends, family and the community delivered to us with humour, fine writing and a dose of craziness... A great read for everyone.’

– Reading Time

It will soon be a favourite of middle school readers looking for a fun, thought provoking novel with a lot of heart. Don’t forget the “Green Peas Rule 25: Always try to be a better person. But in the end, be the best you can.”’

– Magpies

‘Nat takes issues that might seem complex – politics, the environment activism – and makes them easy to understand, accessible and of course, fun and humorous.’

– The Book Muse

‘The Power of Positive Pranking encourages children to see that they can make a difference in climate change and environmental issues.’

– Readplus

‘This book has everything that I want the kids in my school to read. It focuses on serious causes and demanding change in any way you can (but without hurting anyone, “big impact, no casualties” is how they describe it in the book), enact change by finding out what works for you and running with it.’

– Story Links

‘This story about pranking for positive people-power will give you the giggles, all while feeling empowered to start your own social movement.’

– Total Girl

‘An original and fun read from first page to last, of special note is the inclusion of real-life bonus tips on how to become a schoolyard millionaire inside!’

– Midwest Book Review

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