This historical account of Class 6B's camping trip begins with the following letter, which is a faithful reproduction of a letter that was recently sent to the parents and guardians of students at Stagnant Swamp State School:
You may have read yesterday's headlines in the Stagnant Swamp Sentinel regarding Class 6B’s recent camping trip.
The purpose of this letter is to assure you that the report of the camping trip was grossly exaggerated by the media.
Only one person died, which appears to us to be very lucky indeed, except perhaps if you were the person concerned, whose name was Alfred Ormiston.
I understand from Alfred’s former teacher, Mrs Blanchings, that Alfred was a very dim boy and unlikely to amount to much anyway, so perhaps it is all for the best. In any event, there is little use fussing over it now.
At the request of the Police Department, the Fire Brigade, the Department of Education, the Stagnant Swamp Scout Brigade and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Bunyips, there will be no more camping trips for Class 6B in future.
I hope this letter has cleared up any misunderstandings.
The story recounts the adventures of Class 6B prior to the letter, and explains why it needed to be sent.
During this adventure you will be haunted by the spooky spectacle of the Swagman’s Ghost! You will be amazed at what Mrs Blanchings can do whilst inside a biscuit barrel! And you will gasp at the fate of Constable Perkins’ tinned spaghetti and raspberry jam jaffle! This adventure promises to make for the best campfire story ever...although someone will not live to tell the tale!!!
The author, Professor Nigel Peasbody, esq is an eminent historian whose writing has been compared to that of Lemony Snickett.
Suitable for children and adults who like well-crafted language and an intelligent, funny, fast-paced, action-packed story with a complex plot and interesting characters.
Includes numerous cartoon illustrations by Sharon Rowe to keep everyone entertained.