Dad’s love for Bronson’s teacher (Miss James) has blossomed and he is very busy wooing her. Miss James is concerned that the Twist kids are not as fond of her as they should be. Mr Gribble is running for parliament on a platform that would see the whole of their coastline turned into a great big amusement park. Nell is running against him on a “green” ticket.
Strange things continue to happen. Pete is hypnotised by Linda so that every time someone says the word “now” he turns into a chicken for ten seconds. Bronson is the humiliated loser in a school peeing competition but finds an ally in a water spirit. Linda is attracted to a mysterious new boy at school who never removes his gloves. Linda discovers that he is a merman who is destined to return to his mother in the sea. Pete is locked into a lonely toilet block inhabited by a failed ghost who is doomed to stay there forever unless he can prove that he can scare someone. A goat eats Nell’s valuable opal, which has been trusted to Bronson. Bronson collects and examines the goat’s droppings to the disgust of the townsfolk until they discover what Bronson hopes to find.
Round the Twist is an international award winning comedy series based on the stories of celebrated children's author, Paul Jennings.
The series follows the adventures of the Twist kids – Pete, Linda, Bronson – who have moved to the coastal town of Port Niranda with their Dad. Living in a haunted lighthouse, they encounter bizarre magical devices, neurotic ghosts, rampaging entrepreneurs and sneering school bullies. Each story is self-contained with an unpredictable twist at the end.
The many episodes in the series come with lesson plans to encourage students to become critical readers and viewers. The Round the Twistseries, tie-in novels and scripts integrate a variety of strategies for interpreting and comparing written and visual texts.
The stories encourage self-exploration and learning to cope with change. What we take for granted is questioned in every episode, raising the important issues of ethics and behaviour.