Eva and Elliott love exploring – especially the remains of the gold diggings in Dead Man’s Gully. So when Stan Moreton applies for a mining license over the Gully, they aren’t impressed. Then Eva and Elliott make an amazing discovery – there are fossils in a rock face in Dead Man’s Gully. Will this be enough to halt mining?
The Fortune Seekers is a present tense account of Eva and Elliott’s adventures which touches on themes of history and environment as well as focussing on family relationships and peer friendships.
The Fortune Seekers is part of Macmillan Education’s new Breakers series, suitable for both classroom use and private reading. This title is aimed at students with a reading age of 12.5 but will appeal to younger readers too.
The Fortune Seekers, by Audrey Griffin
Macmillan Education, 2004