Pester’s unyielding pranks force Driew to question his biggest bother’s brotherhood. Twins Able and Cain Poe’s countrifyin’ lessons reveal not only Pester’s impact but also a brotherly secret Driew must keep. Driew carves his secrets and family moments down under an Outback tree’s protective bark.
DOWN UNDER: Kussins is the second book in M.W. Adams’s award-winning Family Tree Novel series. A child cannot change dreaming or songlines, but can change pecking order—thus affecting his or her family tree. The footprints a child follows along a songline may uproot moments DOWN UNDER.
For generations, the family tree records words and sing-song that wind deep in its core. Children playing in or around the tree may accidentally sever or uproot disturbing moments hidden in their Outback.
Adopting new words and terms helps better describe life Outback and how you lived it. Family Tree Novel readers are introduced to a variety of Australian, American, and Qweepie vernacular throughout the novel series. Choose to adopt or to adapt these terms in your Outback language using the “Language of the Outback” glossary included.
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Series Book Awards:
- FAPA President’s Book Awards, Juvenile Fiction—2016 (OUTBACK)
- FAPA President’s Book Awards, Cover Design—2017 (DOWN UNDER)
- FAPA President’s Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction—2017 (DOWN UNDER)
- Book Excellence Awards, Pre-Teen Fiction—2017 (DOWN UNDER)