Award-winning author James T. Guthrie

Winner of the 2018 Tom Fitzgibbon award

Bullseye Bella

is now available in all good NZ/Australian bookshops
(and maybe even some bad ones).

For international and online orders, try one of the links below:

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Bella is a quiet, normal 12-year old girl with one unusual ability: she's an amazing darts player.

So, when she discovers that her mother is struggling to pay for Bella's younger brother Max's special school fees, she takes it upon herself to enter the big-money local darts tournament.

Suddenly, she finds herself in a world dominated by men – men like the silver-tongued, gold-suited reigning national champion, Frankie 'Goldfinger' Phillips – who doesn't think a "little girl" should be allowed to play a "man's game" and who will do anything – inside or outside of the rules – to stop her from doing so.

Can Bella overcome the forces aligning against her, as well as control her own nerves, to ensure her aim stays true?

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For ages: 7 - 14
(or, anyone who likes an action-packed and fun read!)
Format: Paperback
Length: 288 pages
Publication date: 1st March 2019
Publisher: Scholastic NZ
ISBN: 9781775435730