Nitty Gritty 1: Doppelganger

Alison Lohans

Nitty Gritty 1: Doppelganger

By Alison Lohans
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Connor’s Easter holiday is certain to be an exciting time. Not everybody gets to travel to Greece and Turkey on a cruise ship! From the minute Connor and his family arrive, however, bizarre things start to happen. He keeps seeing a a boy who looks almost exactly like him. After Connor’s ship ID card goes missing at the Parthenon, he begins to be accused of doing all sorts of things he hasn’t, like running up charges on an Internet account he’s not supposed to have – and his parents don’t seem to believe he’s innocent. Connor suspects that his Dopplganger might have something to do with it. But who is he and what are his motives?


Canadian writer Alison Lohans has written numerous books for children and young adults. She has previously contributed to the Nitty Gritty series with River Rat (NG3) and This Land We Call Home (NG2), which won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards Young Adult award.

Alison has also twice won the Young Readers’ Choice Award for the South Saskatchewan Reading Council/Saskatchewan Writers Guild. Most of her books appear on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice”.

What Nitty Gritty brings to your classroom:
  • High interest, rich texts with themes relevant and of interest to young adolescents
  • Stimulating and engaging discussion prompts, and activities focusing on key critical literacy areas including author purpose, power of language, characterisation, bias, point of view and more.
  • Cutting-edge design and text layout to engage young adult readers
  • Text written by a range of local and international authors including Diana Noonan, Jillian Sullivan, William Taylor, Stu Duval, Tina Shaw, John Lockyer, Glynne MacLean and more
  • a range of genres: mystery, adventure, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and contemporary fiction
  • Different social and cultural perspectives, strong themes and messages to spark discussion. and encourage the questioning, challenging and deconstructing of texts
  • Gatefold back covers with critical literacy discussion prompts for literature circles.