Tommy Bell, Bushranger Boy is a series featuring Tommy’s time travelling escapades that take him face-to-face with some of Australia’s most notorious bushrangers.
The hero of the series, Tommy Bell, lives in regional NSW in contemporary times but is able to travel back in time to the gold rush days by wearing an old bushranger’s hat that he discovered on his grandfather’s farm.
Each book brings Tommy and his friends up close and personal with one of Australia’s well known outlaws. With each adventure there is plenty of danger and excitement: armed hold-ups, sieges, frauds, shoot-outs, police chases, jail- time and much more.
Each book cleverly incorporates a parallel story from Tommy’s twenty-first century life that tests his friendships and develops his character.
Tommy Bell The Horse Thief is happy when the popular new kid at school wants him to join his gang. His new friend is trouble but he’s not half as much trouble as the bushranger that Tommy meets when his magic hat takes him back to the gold rush days. Tommy finds himself in the middle of a horse robbery, a police chase and a prison escape!