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This is my last Marchetta book It kinda feels like a sad moment.I thought I would celebrate with a picture view spoiler hide spoiler But just imagine balloons and fireworks in the background DThen Akbar did something that really frightened Danny He pointed at both of his eyes with two fingers and then pointed at Danny with the same two fingers That means he s watching you , Jackson explained.Things in Danny s life were gettingandfrightening every day.I was h This is my last Marchetta book It kinda feels like a sad moment.I thought I would celebrate with a picture view spoiler hide spoiler But just imagine balloons and fireworks in the background DThen Akbar did something that really frightened Danny He pointed at both of his eyes with two fingers and then pointed at Danny with the same two fingers That means he s watching you , Jackson explained.Things in Danny s life were gettingandfrightening every day.I was having a study session in the library when I decided to take a break and pull this out Urmmm, if I had been warned that this was going to be ridiculously hilarious then I would have waited until I got home.No point beating around the bush, I suppose I read Gorgon for my dear Jonah Griggs PAlthough, I did expect him to make an appearance early on in the book Instead, you get a slice of Jonah through a series of phone calls that he makes in the book so just to warn you if you re expecting the Jonah that you know from JR, andof him, then you might be disappointed Obviously, he is different with his little brother gentler almost You can see why Danny looks up to his older brother so much They share some very cute moments.Once again, Marchetta has compiled a cast that made me smile and laugh So often, in fact, that my bro asked me many times what in the world I was laughing and grinning about And yes, it is definitely awkward when you re sitting in quiet environment Our protagonist, Danny Griggs, is constantly picked on at school for being a scardy cat So when in a moment of haste he says that he ll go down the gully he regrets it instantly Best mates Bella and Jackson are quick to be by his side though And it s not before long until Akbar, bully Simon, and his crush Georgina join in on this little mission of his They need a plan if Danny is to go in the Gully completely unnoticed, and so they quickly decide to think up of the best plan ever There is something delightful, wonderful and very endearing about these characters Whether it s Danny s fears, Bella s feistiness and strength, Akbar s insecurities, Jackson and Georgina s kindness and Simon great want to belong.It s a small book, but even now when I think of these guys I can already see them being best mates years down the line I can see romances forming and real life coming in the way And I can see JR all over again I would so love a sequel that features them all grown up How lovely would that be Danny s brother had never asked him to do anything Danny had asked him for sixteen favours in the last year Can I borrow your PSP Can you lend me 2.41 Can you find me Beast Quest number five on eBay The list went on and on But until today, Jonah had never asked him for one single thing.And that s when Danny knew.He had to go down the gully.He had to face the Gorgon Beautiful and inspiring There was this time when I looked at a picture and thought it was a man with horns, but when I stepped up to study it I could see it was actually a butterfly with wings standing up straight That s what happens when you stop looking at things from far away My advice look at whatever you re scared of from a different angle Look at it up really close I ve come to expect nothing short of magical and flawless from Melina Marchetta and The Gorgon in the Gully is no exceptio Beautiful and inspiring There was this time when I looked at a picture and thought it was a man with horns, but when I stepped up to study it I could see it was actually a butterfly with wings standing up straight That s what happens when you stop looking at things from far away My advice look at whatever you re scared of from a different angle Look at it up really close I ve come to expect nothing short of magical and flawless from Melina Marchetta and The Gorgon in the Gully is no exception to the greatness she is able to produce I loved this children s tale that was filled with awe inspiring wisdom and characters truly worth my time and attention In this story Danny Griggs is forced to face one of the many fears that paralyze him on a daily basis He accidently kicks a lucky soccer I m American we call it soccer P ball down the gully where a mystical gorgon is said to live His timing couldn t be worse because it s right before the big game and the team needs that ball to ensure their victory What ensues is a ton of planning, strategizing and collaborating on Danny s part because sometimes it takes a team to accomplish a mission.This book really represents what Marchetta is masterful at She weaves a tale that not only includes a cast that commands your attention, but she seamlessly enraptures you with a story that leaves you walking away with valuable lessons about fear, friendships, personal strength and the importance of family I loved every page of this book What a treat that I m so grateful my Booker friend was kind enough to share with me Shear perfection My review can also be found on my blog Collections.Melina Marchetta is my favorite author EVER I will read anything she writes When I found out that she was releasing a children s book, I knew I wanted to read it And when I found it was about Danny Griggs, the little brother of Jonah Griggs my favorite male character of all time from Jellicoe Road my favorite book in the entire world , I knew I had to get my hands on a copy Sadly, Australian books are hard to come by and shipping is prett My review can also be found on my blog Collections.Melina Marchetta is my favorite author EVER I will read anything she writes When I found out that she was releasing a children s book, I knew I wanted to read it And when I found it was about Danny Griggs, the little brother of Jonah Griggs my favorite male character of all time from Jellicoe Road my favorite book in the entire world , I knew I had to get my hands on a copy Sadly, Australian books are hard to come by and shipping is pretty expensive to the US, so I thought it would be awhile before I ever got a chance to read it But then a miracle FishpondWorld.com Three weeks after ordering it I finally received it in the mail I read it as soon as I could, and it was worth the wait I just loved it There s a legend about an evil monster called the Gorgon that lives in the gully at the St Raph s schoolyard If any ball happens to fall in the gully, it s lost forever because no one will ever dare risk facing the Gorgon But after Danny Griggs accidentally hits a classmate s soccer ball the lucky soccer ball signed by Harry Kewell that will help them win the grand final into the gully and gets called a gutless wonder by the school bully, Danny decides he s going to stop being afraid and venture into the gully With the help of his friends and his older brother Jonah, Danny hatches a plan to retrieve the ball from the gully and along the way learns to overcome his fears and the importance of friendships The Gorgon in the Gully had the humor and friendships Melina Marchetta is awesome at, but in a muchinnocent form the characters are little kids, of course It was such a cute read I mean, c mon, mini Melina Marchetta characters So adorable All the characters were great, and Danny was my favorite He s a sweetie, and I loved how he wanted to be courageous even though he was terrified I do think he s a whole lot braver than he gives himself credit for I loved the relationships Danny had with his friends and how he made new friends, and I also loved reading his interactions with his mother, Jonah, and Jack, his mother s boyfriend Danny was really such a nice character to read about This story actually takes place during the same time as Jellicoe Road, so I think you ll appreciate it evenif you re a Jellicoe Road fan Especially if you love Jonah Griggs He was in this a lotthan I expected And yes, I had a HUGE stupid grin on my face ever single time he was mentioned I didn t believe it was possible, but I love him evennow Really, I could go on and on, but since this is a short story, I don t want to end up spoiling everything This is a book about friendships and overcoming fears, and it s definitely a great read for children I also recommended it to Melina Marchetta fans, who need a quick Melina Marchetta fix before the next book release D What happened when I read the blurb, a story in two ActsACT ONE, several months ago Look at the cover Look at the shelves Don t look at the blurb carefully Well I love Marchetta but it s a middle grade book I ll take a rain check ACT TWO, 5 MINUTES AGO Read the blurb carefully, because apparently, I m less dumb now Danny GRIGGS frowns DannyGRIGGSAs in JONAH Griggs And Jonah is in it checks onchecks on EVERY FUCKING WEBSITE cries Read Emily s review Breathes What happened when I read the blurb, a story in two ActsACT ONE, several months ago Look at the cover Look at the shelves Don t look at the blurb carefully Well I love Marchetta but it s a middle grade book I ll take a rain check ACT TWO, 5 MINUTES AGO Read the blurb carefully, because apparently, I m less dumb now Danny GRIGGS frowns DannyGRIGGSAs in JONAH Griggs And Jonah is in it checks onchecks on EVERY FUCKING WEBSITE cries Read Emily s review Breathes buys it on yes, as in New Zealand, so 11931 miles away from France, not that I checked or something Now I wait But JONAH Sigh I m such a fangirl, I can t even I think that the best literature for children always contains a sort of understanding Children respond to simple stories and themes, yes, but their minds are really just as complex as an adult s They live in the same world that we do and have to shoulder the same challenges and face the same fears This is a sweet story for ages 7 10 with a lot of heart and just a hint of fairy tale It also contains that nearly subliminal hint of the intense and painful, which gives it a real authenticity Da I think that the best literature for children always contains a sort of understanding Children respond to simple stories and themes, yes, but their minds are really just as complex as an adult s They live in the same world that we do and have to shoulder the same challenges and face the same fears This is a sweet story for ages 7 10 with a lot of heart and just a hint of fairy tale It also contains that nearly subliminal hint of the intense and painful, which gives it a real authenticity Danny Griggs younger brother of Jonah is afraid of everything He s afraid of clowns and monsters under his bed He s afraid that his friends don t really like him at all He s afraid of his teacher s disappointment The kids in his class, who have separated into well defined cliques, are all afraid of the huge slathering Gorgon that lives in the gully behind the recess yard When Danny s less than stellar soccer skills allow the autographed, charmed soccer ball to disappear into the gully, he decides to be brave for once and go after it It turns out that the scheme is going to require muchthan Danny s bravery his classmates will have to come together and overlook their differences and he ll have to learn to trust and rely on his friends.Jellicoe Road lovers will appreciate the cameos from Jonah Griggs, and will have a deeper understanding of Danny s experience like, what has led him to be so afraid all the time Why are his mother and brother so protective of him Once again, Melina Marchetta gave me chills This is just a really cute, feel good children s book with a nice message about fear and how to overcome it A definite must for Marchetta fans I am the biggest fan of Jellicoe Road you ll find around these parts I talk to my contemporary book hating best friend about my favourite novel, I recommend it to my mom, I squeal about it to my boyfriend, and I even tell my dying cat that I ll never, ever, EVER view spoiler drown her like Taylor did her Sylvester hide spoiler forget a book like Jellicoe The Gorgon in the Gully is perfect for readers like my sister, who still reads chapter books and hasn t read Jellicoe, and it s also p I am the biggest fan of Jellicoe Road you ll find around these parts I talk to my contemporary book hating best friend about my favourite novel, I recommend it to my mom, I squeal about it to my boyfriend, and I even tell my dying cat that I ll never, ever, EVER view spoiler drown her like Taylor did her Sylvester hide spoiler forget a book like Jellicoe The Gorgon in the Gully is perfect for readers like my sister, who still reads chapter books and hasn t read Jellicoe, and it s also perfect for people who have, be the reader an adult, teen or eight year old kid Danny Griggs is the perfect son and student, the adorable and adoring little brother, the hopeful friend and he s also the one on the playground who s scared of every single thing So when it s his fault that the footy gets stuck in the gully where the legendary gorgon is, Danny figures it s time to show that he s not just the good boy, but that he s also just as brave.There are many valuable lessons in GITG, and many intellectual conversations and characters Danny was a great main character, and the friends he makes in class, in order to get back the special footy it s supposed to bring good luck, and that s what the fourth grade needs for the upcoming, big game are just as special and unique I loved getting a glimpse into the Griggs household and checking out the softest side of Jonah Griggs I m so thankful to Carmel who sent the book around the world for us unfortunates to read it I loved the book and can t wait to getMarchetta, even if I must only read 118 pages &KINDLE ↜ The Gorgon in the Gully ☂ Beyond the basketball courts and classrooms of St Raph s is a gully where everything disappears forever Danny Griggs has heard stories about a creature that lives down there So why does he volunteer to face the Gorgon when he s been petrified of everything all his life A gentle story about overcoming fear and looking at things from all angles, from best selling author Melina Marchetta I might need to sell a kidney to get a paper copy for my little one I ve been searching for years and finally decided to read the ebook instead The Gorgon in the Gully is such a heartwarming story about friendship and courage and it must be so inspiring for the youngsters Too cute for words and Danny is a sweet and lovely character I also loved his friends, I laughed with them, crossed my fingers for them and cheered with them all.And then there is Jonah This tender side of his makes me l I might need to sell a kidney to get a paper copy for my little one I ve been searching for years and finally decided to read the ebook instead The Gorgon in the Gully is such a heartwarming story about friendship and courage and it must be so inspiring for the youngsters Too cute for words and Danny is a sweet and lovely character I also loved his friends, I laughed with them, crossed my fingers for them and cheered with them all.And then there is Jonah This tender side of his makes me love him evenAnd he kept a picture all those years Marchetta can do no wrong How do you make 27 30 something years old people buy a book for kids Put Jonah Griggs in it and we are all sold DPS I ll just pretend that I m only buying it for my future kids kid, LOL Well what a sweet book Melina Marchettahas written for Puffin Books 70 yrs celebration This book came to my attention by one of the many Melina fans on YA Fiction for Adults Goodreads group and I m very happy to say this was the start of an amazing challenge Melina around the world challenge , the sharing of a fictional story, a childrens book with a wonderful positive message about facing your fears, putting ignorance aside, making new friends and becoming a better person these are just kid Well what a sweet book Melina Marchettahas written for Puffin Books 70 yrs celebration This book came to my attention by one of the many Melina fans on YA Fiction for Adults Goodreads group and I m very happy to say this was the start of an amazing challenge Melina around the world challenge , the sharing of a fictional story, a childrens book with a wonderful positive message about facing your fears, putting ignorance aside, making new friends and becoming a better person these are just kids Hmm, how us adults could learn a few things The main character Danny Griggs of The Gorgon in the Gullyis the brother of Melina s wonderful character Jonah Griggs from her amazing On the Jellicoe Road She has masterfully tied in Jonah s character, playing the revered big brother of Danny with such a delightful touch This is a very quick read but an enjoyable one, made me laugh and I loved the Aussie references that the author has weaved through the book I recommend it for young old