Trapped



❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Trapped ⚣ Author James Moloney – E17streets4all.co.uk David s new town is boring until he discovers a big drainpipe that looks perfect for skateboarding He can t resist exploring the huge cement tunnel Then he hears something odd Someone else is inside t David s new town is boring until he discovers a big drainpipe that looks perfect for skateboarding He can t resist exploring the huge cement tunnel Then he hears something odd Someone else is inside the tunnel, in the darkness, where no living person should be.Trapped

My full name is James Francis Moloney and I was born in Sydney, Australia on September, When I was seven years old, my family moved to Brisbane and except for the odd year or two, I have lived in Brisbane ever since At school, I was into every sport going cricket, footy, swimming you name it It s hard to believe now but in High School, I was a champion Long Jumper After University I became a teacher and then a Teacher Librarian I moved around from school to school and in found myself in Cunnamulla, a little outback town where many Indigenous Australians live These turned out to be important years for my writingIn , I look a year s leave, stuffed a backpack full of clothes and went off to see the world Got to do it, guys There s so much out there, from things to uplift your spirit to things that make you question the humanity of your fellow man I stepped over rotting dog carcasses in Mexico city, got all weepy in a roomful of Impressionist paintings and met some fascinating people Hope you ll do the same one day was another big year I got married and started work at Marist College Ashgrove, an all boys school in Brisbane, where I stayed for fifteen years During this time, I became interested in writing for young people, at first using the ideas and experiences gained from my time in Cunnamulla, mixed in with the thinking and wondering I d done overseas After my early attempts were rejected, the first of my novels, Crossfire , was published in In , my fifth novel for young adults, A Bridge to Wiseman s Cove won the Australian Children s Book of the Year Award At the end of that year, I decided to leave teaching and become a full time writerIn the mean time, my wife and I have produced three great children, two of whom are currently studying at University Photos of them to the right, along with my lovely wife, Kate, who has encouraged me along every step of the wayNow that I have turned my hobby into my job, I have had to develop some other interests For exercise, I go cycling along the bike paths around Brisbane I m also into great books, great food, movies, travelling, learning to speak French and I dabble in a little painting In recent years Kate and I have spent an extended period in France, cycled through Vietnam and soon we will be off to the USA.

Trapped Kindle ò Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 73 pages
  • Trapped
  • James Moloney
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
  • 1598899198

10 thoughts on “Trapped

  1. says:

    Originally published in Australia in 1996, this simple chapter book by James Moloney was recently reprinted by Minnesota based Stone Arch Books, who specialize in Hi Lo books aimed at young people reading significantly below their age and grade level These High Interest Low Level titles present fairly mature characters and themes in simple language that below level students will understand, in the hopes that struggling older readers will not be put off by babyish stories Other titles in Originally published in Australia in 1996, this simple chapter book by James Moloney was recently reprinted by Minnesota based Stone Arch Books, who specialize in Hi Lo books aimed at young people reading significantly below their age and grade level These High Interest Low Level titles present fairly mature characters and themes in simple language that below level students will understand, in the hopes that struggling older readers will not be put off by babyish stories Other titles in the series include J Burke s The Deadly Doll and Shaun Tan s The Haunted Playground , both of which were also imported from down under.Trapped is the story of David, a young boy who has recently moved to a new town, and who has a ghostly encounter while skateboarding in a local drainpipe I can t honestly say I found it all that suspenseful the book took less than twenty minutes to read , although young readers might enjoy the creepy atmosphere Moloney creates However that may be, I didn t actually hunt this down for the story I m no longer a reading tutor, and Hi Lo books aren t of much interest in any other situation It is as a devoted fan of Chinese Australian artist Shaun Tan, who provided the etching like illustrations for this series, that I sought it out.Sadly, the artwork here is nothing like the vibrant, colorful paintings to be found in picture books like The Red Tree or The Rabbits , nor does it have quite the same eerie quality as some of the etchings found in The Deadly Doll , although the portrait of Simon has potential This is one I would recommend primarily to reading tutors, and the students they help There is even a mini glossary at the rear, as well as study questions

  2. says:

    Creepy story about a kid who does probably the stupidest thing imaginable skateboard in a stormpipe even after being warned away numerous times Yeah Great idea.This is a hi lo story, meaning that the language is kept simple The problem is it doesn t have much in the way of voice or detail both of which ARE possible in a hi lo book, something the world doesn t seem to realize so it could have been creepier Still, I had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach from almost the beginning so th Creepy story about a kid who does probably the stupidest thing imaginable skateboard in a stormpipe even after being warned away numerous times Yeah Great idea.This is a hi lo story, meaning that the language is kept simple The problem is it doesn t have much in the way of voice or detail both of which ARE possible in a hi lo book, something the world doesn t seem to realize so it could have been creepier Still, I had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach from almost the beginning so the point came across all the same I d still recommend this for the struggling reader who likes creepy, suspense filled stories

  3. says:

    Quick read about a new boy in town who tries to skateboard in a storm drain where he hears a mysterious skater always just ahead.Creepy

  4. says:

    Author Illustrator Book Book 2David is new in town and finds himself pulled to a mysterious drain pipe He thinks he sees a boy skateboarding in there and wants to see where it might take him After numerous warnings about the danger of boarding down there, his curiosity gets the best of him and he finds himself possibly trapped with no way out See if he makes it out alive This book is written by James Moloney and illustrated by Shaun Tan I think the story brings good elements of suspens Author Illustrator Book Book 2David is new in town and finds himself pulled to a mysterious drain pipe He thinks he sees a boy skateboarding in there and wants to see where it might take him After numerous warnings about the danger of boarding down there, his curiosity gets the best of him and he finds himself possibly trapped with no way out See if he makes it out alive This book is written by James Moloney and illustrated by Shaun Tan I think the story brings good elements of suspense and mystery, but overall I was not pulled into the plot or story Tan s illustrations emphasize the mood The black and white images with shading add to the darkness and mystery His images are also a bit scary There is one image which made me question whether it was a boy or a ghost That added to the supernatural effect of the story as well This emerging chapter book would work well for primary readers ready to challenge themselves The chapters are short and Tan s illustrations are interspersed to keep readers interests This book would work well in a unit about mystery or suspense I would even use this as a mentor text for students to write short stories including those elements

  5. says:

    have you ever been to a magical place Could you imagine going to skateboarding, going into a pipe and entering a magical world the book its reading is fantasy I think that this book is cool because it must been amazing some one entering a magical world with things you have not seen and bend exticted.The setting of my story is about a magical world in a pipe that its magical the kid trapped on a pipe and cant not get out of the pipe and hese only run toWalls and cant get out The confli have you ever been to a magical place Could you imagine going to skateboarding, going into a pipe and entering a magical world the book its reading is fantasy I think that this book is cool because it must been amazing some one entering a magical world with things you have not seen and bend exticted.The setting of my story is about a magical world in a pipe that its magical the kid trapped on a pipe and cant not get out of the pipe and hese only run toWalls and cant get out The conflict is person vs nature because they are fighting vs a wall that do sent lets theme get out The setting of this book is important to the theme because it shown the name of the book and shows a a kid with a pipe in front i thought about the friends id left behind, thousnds of miles away when iread that i thought that when i trasfer from school i mess the persons that I fergot

  6. says:

    David is a skateboarder who just moved to a new town He sees a giant drainpipe that looks like fun to ride in, but he is warned by some local boys to stay away There was some terrible accident last year involving their friends, and no one is to be near the drainpipe David is compelled to go inside Short story good Hi Low book for middle schoolers who like to skateboard Discussion Q and writing prompts at the end Other spooky suggested in the back pages, along with a website to find other David is a skateboarder who just moved to a new town He sees a giant drainpipe that looks like fun to ride in, but he is warned by some local boys to stay away There was some terrible accident last year involving their friends, and no one is to be near the drainpipe David is compelled to go inside Short story good Hi Low book for middle schoolers who like to skateboard Discussion Q and writing prompts at the end Other spooky suggested in the back pages, along with a website to find other books of interest

  7. says:

    I ordered this small chapter book from the public library solely because Shaun Tan has a few illustrations in it While the story was lacking in character development it was still a worth wild quick read I would recommend this to teachers or parents that would like a short story to do reading group work with your student s Discussion questions and writing prompts are even listed in the back Reads like a story you might hear around a camp fire or an urban legend to give young adults the cre I ordered this small chapter book from the public library solely because Shaun Tan has a few illustrations in it While the story was lacking in character development it was still a worth wild quick read I would recommend this to teachers or parents that would like a short story to do reading group work with your student s Discussion questions and writing prompts are even listed in the back Reads like a story you might hear around a camp fire or an urban legend to give young adults the creeps

  8. says:

    Gr 3 6 Very suitable for its target audience of struggling readers It s referred to as a Hi Low book for those reading below their level It gets right to the suspenseful, very short plot of a boy who skateboards in a haunted drain pipe It has limited character development, not too many words on each page, very short chapters and is illustrated.

  9. says:

    Weak, forgettable story Shaun Tan does the artwork, but it s pretty tame compared to his later stuff.

  10. says:

    it was great book u all should read it.it is a mysturie

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