Freddie Spector

Freddie Spector, Fact Collector: Go for Gold by Ashleigh Barton

$17.00 Inc GST

Did you know that lawnmower racing is a sport? Or that cranberries bounce? How about that Gentoo penguins can bodysurf?

Freddie Spector loves collecting facts – about anything and everything. At the moment he’s obsessed with facts about sport. It’s all he talks about: weird sports, Olympic sports, extreme sports, athletes and sporting history. He writes all his facts on sticky notes that his mum and big sister, Henrietta, keep finding in weird places – like in a cup of coffee or the shower.

But whenever Freddie collects facts on a topic, his very active imagination always gets involved too. And, when the medals for the school sports carnival go missing and the carnival is about to be cancelled, Freddie realises it’s up to him to solve the mystery and save the day.

Fast-paced and humorous, this series is all about an everyday eight-year-old boy whose love of facts and extraordinary imagination come together with unexpected and hilarious results.

About the Author: Ashleigh Barton (Author)

Ashleigh Barton is a children’s author and copywriter. Before writing full time, she pursued her love of books (children’s books especially) by working in some of Australia’s biggest publishing houses, running marketing and publicity campaigns for globally renowned authors and illustrators. Ashleigh has previously published five successful and highly acclaimed picture books and a junior fiction series. She lives in Sydney with her husband, three children and their dog.

Peter Cheong (Illustrator)

Books have always been a vital part of Peter Cheong’s life. Growing up reading Roald Dahl and having adventures with Calvin and Hobbes, Peter was heavily influenced by the way Quentin Blake and Bill Watterson brought stories to life. After spending several years in the Australian Army, Peter decided to pursue his dream of a career in books. He is the illustrator of I’m a Hero Too, Nothing Alike and Anh Do’s Pow Pow Pig series, and has written and illustrated his own debut children’s book, Every Night at Midnight. Peter lives in Perth (Whadjuk Country), Western Australia, with his very understanding wife and son and less understanding cat.

26 Jun 2024

Additional information


Paperback / softback


Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

Readership Level

Children / Juvenile




Peter Cheong

Publication Date

26 Jun 2024

Freddie Spector, Fact Collector: Go for Gold by Ashleigh Barton ISBN 9780734422910

4 in stock (can be backordered)