The Great Kieranski and the Bardbuy

The Great Kieranski and the Bardbuy

by Cate Mara

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BN ID: 2940032837008
Publisher: Breedles Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Series: Great Kieranski
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 199 KB
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

About the Author

I live in Australia with four dogs, a cat and several noisy parrots in my garden! I am doing a teaching degree specialising in Drama.

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The Great Kieranski and the Bardbuy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 8 years old and love this book to bits. This amazing story is about a group of boys who call themselves The Crew and are trying to save the town from the Bardbuy. My favourite part was when Nana was telling the story about the Bardbuy when she was a little girl which felt like a short story within the story. The characters were so real & super interesting, Jonno aka the cool dude was really funny. When Matty pointed out that Kieran the wanna be magician got injured, Jonno scratches his arm to make it pink and said “Me, too”. I guess he did it to make his friend feel better but the timing and everything made it extra funny. I really like how so many parts of the story reminded me of my classmates and friends. There were so many great parts but wouldn’t want to spoil it for others. There were some parts that were scary but I was super excited to know what was coming next which might be why I read the book so quickly. This is definitely my favourite book and if it was a youtube video I’d break the replay button it’s that good.
Raymy1012 More than 1 year ago
The Great Kieranski and the Bardbuy is a thoroughly enjoyable tale of a boy named Kieran (self-named The Great Kieranski as he loves magic) and his adventurous last day of summer break. Kieran is determined to have one last adventure before school starts back up or he feels the summer will have been wasted. Kieran is an energetic young man who wakes with the sun or he feels the best part of the day was missed out on. He has an exciting group of friends with whom he has adventures with. Author Cate Mara has incredible imagination and writing style that brings this story fully to life in a colorful and fascinating way. I loved the character Bardbuy. It is a new take on a villain that I think will be especially fun for the kids. The rules they make along the way are also fun. I particularly like how Author Cate Mara intricately places good lessons throughout the book. This is an excellent book full of all the wonderful things about being a kid. The characters are well developed and lovable. In the end we even manage to find sympathy for the bully, Fred Vines. It is perfect for middle school aged children. My 12 year old son loves it. I highly recommend this book and hope to see more in the future!
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“The Great Kieranski and the Bardbuy” is a light-hearted adventure novel that can be enjoyed either by children reading on their own, or by parents who enjoy sharing story time with their children.  The main character, Kieran, dreams of being a magician and spends his days playing with his best friends, Jonno, Matty, and Benji. At home, he’s frequently chided for his high spirits, but with his “crew” he can be himself and have all the adventures young boys have. Jonno’s grandmother tells the boys of the boogeyman-like Bardbuy, who is always out to get little boys (especially those doing things they shouldn’t). Between the Bardbuy, Fred Vines, and other sinister people around town, the boys are kept busy.  I think this book would appeal to adventurous boys as well as girls, and it’s written in the appealing, chummy voice of Kieran, who almost instantly becomes the reader’s friend. There bonds of friendship and gentle suspense should hold the attention of younger readers, and the book’s wholesomeness should please parents as well. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect bedtime read for kids!