18 May 2019
Some important messages and ideas for tackling bullying are
cleverly interwoven in the stories. A 'must-read' for children AND adults.
9 April 2019
The multiple ways of bullying have to be recognized as such
and ask for an effective response from bullied victims - and their parents. This book teaches exactly that.
It reads almost like a anti bullying manual without compromising a good story and the writing technique. Description of characters and events
is vivid and captivating.
Extracts of this book had been read out at my daughter's school on occasion of anti bullying week!
Highly recommended for children, parents - and schools.
1 February 2019
I bought the ZEANN Gang for my 9 year old daughter. I decided to have a quick read through only to find
myself engrossed in the unfolding story of school life and how this amazing kids dealt with bullies. The narrative is so real and explicit that one wonders why bullying is still on going in Schools today, and how adults can be so blind as to what their children
are capable of.
Every child and parent should read the ZEANN Gang as it brings
to focus what constitutes bullying. I would not have believed that such appalling acts of meanness can emanate from our children. However, the ZEANN Gang triumphed over the bullies, but it is the methodology and the result that shows the depth of the writer,
in the narrative. I do recommend this book to every parent and child. Both will learn so much.
8 October 2018
chapter is an intriguing description of each character, scene & plot. An easy to read book that is very age appropriate. It deals with all the emotions a child in primary & secondary school will experience. Children want to enjoy their time at school,
make friends & wonderful memories. This book tackles all that.
Although this book target’s a younger audience, my16 year old daughter read the book and her assessment was “It is very light and easy to read. All children (including
teenagers) would enjoy reading The Zeann gang because bullying has no age limit”.
I highly recommend this book. I will look out for more books by the author - Franca Laurence.