James Gong: The Big Hit
An exciting adventure for James Gong, a taekwondo star!
|Paperback / softback
|325 mm (H x W x D)
|20 Apr 2020
|Children's & young adult fiction & true stories / Sporting stories (Children's/YA)
James Gong is training for his black belt in taekwondo. One night a camera crew from Hollywood Productions turn up at training for an episode of My Life, only to see James at his most ornery aggressiveness. They love James' jumping spinning sidekick, and decide to star him in a small budget flick. Trouble is, Hollywood Productions is a scam company that basically produces B grade 'loser' movies to offset huge tax bills.
Meanwhile, James, who like his sister Caitlin's best friend, Amber, thinks his sudden film career will curry favour. Not so. if anything, Amber shuns home even more. Hollywood Productions may want to lose money, but they underestimate their star.
Author Paul Collins has a black belt in both taekwondo and ju jitsu. He was trained in kick-boxing by former Australian Heavyweight Champion, Dana Goodson.