Nitty Gritty 1: Hot Money
Miles and August are mucking around on their bikes after school when a bank robber's proceeds are flung from a speeding car's window, with the police in hot pursuit. Miles knows what he must do with the money - he must hand it in, right?
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It landed right at my feet, almost as if it had been aimed at me. I knew August was right. I shouldn't pick it up. But I did. Even though I was scared, for some reason I just had to. It was as if I already knew what was inside ... It's not every day that ten thousand dollars lands at your feet. Miles and August are mucking around on their bikes after school when a bank robber's proceeds are flung from a speeding car's window, with the police in hot pursuit. Miles knows what he must do with the money - he must hand it in, right? But he and Dad could really use ten thousand bucks right now - they could move out of Gran's place, maybe even buy a house of their own ...
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Short-listed for CLL Educational Publishing Awards: Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing 2010
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New to the Nitty Gritty series, Bill Nagelkerke is a prolific New Zealand children's writer and children's librarian. His stories, poems and plays have appeared in several New Zealand anthologies and he has published many titles in the education market. His work has also been broadcast on National Radio's 'Storytime' and various children's television programmes, including Playschool. In both 2006 and 2008 he was successfully nominated by Storylines to be a member of the international Hans Christian Andersen Award jury.