Book 2: The Horse Thief
Tommy Bell 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 where Tommy finds himself in the middle of a horse robbery, a police chase and a prison escape.
"‘The plots are gripping, the characters interesting and the history woven into it is based on fact.’ – Katy Gerner "Reading Time"
"The book is quick moving and at 79 pages, an easy read for a time conscious teacher." - Kylie Kempster, "Readplus"
"Each adventure brings history to life for young Tommy" – Claire Saxby, "Aussie Reviews"