A Purse Full of Clues

A Purse Full of Clues

For early harvest issue six, we asked children from Melbourne’s west to dig into the crimes and murder mysteries lurking in their neighbourhoods. Here’s an extract from The Up and Down Case! uncovered by Lili Rivera from St Monica’s Primary School. Illustration by Cameron Baker.

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Letters from Literary Outposts

Letters from Literary Outposts

English teachers at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College recently journeyed down the trapdoor on a quest for tips, tricks and tools to transform Year 8 students into brilliant, majestic talespinners. Ernest Price, Director of English, sent us a letter sharing all the fun the teachers and students have had since.

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School Holiday Story Hunts

School Holiday Story Hunts

A pink fairy armadillo in red gum boots has jumped out of the trapdoor and is furious at us for not telling all of you about 100 Story Holidays, our upcoming story workshops for the school holidays. You really don’t want to upset a pink fairy armadillo, especially one in red gum boots. So here we go.

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Podcasting with LEVEL 87 Book Club!

Podcasting with LEVEL 87 Book Club!

Over the summer holidays, the members of Level 87 Book Club tried to prise open the trapdoor and sneak down the 100 Story Building elevator to record their very first podcast. Too bad the elevator doors were rusted shut due to poor maintenance service checks! Nevertheless, they were able to utilise their new sound recording and editing skills to capture the mysterious sounds from the...

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More than one way to catch a Llama

More than one way to catch a Llama

  Over the summer break we decided to put our spare time to good use: we set out to search for that pesky Llama that went missing from Level 14. We packed our backpacks full of dried apples (Llama’s favourite food) and made sure our shoelaces were tied with double knots (Llamas can run real fast when they want to). A series of clues and left-behind right footprints lead us all round...

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Level 63 Zoo: Incident Reports

Level 63 Zoo: Incident Reports

Welcome to the Level 63 Zoo This zoo is home to many animals, such as the Mottled Capybara Moth, the Barking Snake and, the visitor favourite, the Jumping Tiger Seal. However, with all these new and exciting animals come countless perils – which is why we enlisted the help of our workshop participants. After a recent spate of escapes and eaten park-goers, the Council of Zookeepers has...

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