Author(s): Rebecca Johnson
Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school's Vet Cadets program. And what a year it is turning out to be! Henrietta, the school pig, has had a very large litter of piglets. But something is wrong with Itsy Bitsy, the smallest piglet, and the girls must work together to fight for her life.
There's also the mystery of some stolen cattle to solve - it seems that saving lives and crime fighting through science are all just part of a normal school day for these clever Vet Cadets.
Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning Australian author, part-time primary school science teacher and mother of two. In 2015 she received the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. In 2010 Rebecca received the Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. The 'Juliet' series won the Environmental Award for Children's literature 2014 (Bush Baby Rescue), been nominated for the CBCA younger readers section (2014 and 2015), and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (2014). This series will soon be published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese. Her best-selling series of page-turning adventures featuring Australian wildlife (Steve Parish Storybook Collection) has sold more than 2.6 million copies. Her Insect Series (published by Pascal Press) was Winner of the 2014 Whitley Commendation for Best Educational Series.