Spencer Gray is just an ordinary kid, but he manages to get into some pretty extraordinary situations.
When Spencer stumbles on a sinister operation, his life goes into overdrive – midnight rescue missions, super-endangered animals, hair-raising adventures.
To survive, Spencer will need to pull off something spectacular.
“The Spectacular Spencer Gray is a fast paced, addictive read. It’s fresh, relatable and full of intrigue and adventure. With devious crooks, daring escapes and midnight missions, kids won’t be able to put it down.
“Avid readers will love the intrigue and flawlessly written characters, and more reluctant readers won’t be able to resist the action-packed capers of Spencer and his mates. Boys in particular will love this one, and it’s the kind of story that can kick-start a love of reading.”
—Kids’ Book Review
“Deb Fitzpatrick’s Spencer Gray books are engaging and full of adventure, with a protagonist who uses courage and ingenuity to get out of the most extraordinary of situations in a spectacular fashion!”
“I don’t normally read books with strong male characters, but this book was different. It combined the element of adventure with the Australian bush and caring for animals and nature. I also really liked the vivid description that the author used in the book, it really painted a picture in my mind of every scene, helped to build the tension and made me want to read on.
“I recommend this book for boys and girls aged 10–14, especially if you enjoy mystery, adventure and looking after Australian wildlife.”
—Kailani, 11, Alphabet Soup
“It’s refreshing to come across a book which is fun but touches on serious subjects, is laconic but allows the reader to learn something (surreptitiously!) and is action-packed, but also feels creepily authentic.
“I would recommend The Spectacular Spencer Gray to young readers looking for a quick yet involving read featuring an unlikely hero and the adventure that awaits in the great outdoors.”
—The Bookshelf Gargoyle