It's 1918 . . . and the war has finally ended. Alice can't wait for Teddy to come home from fighting in Europe so things can go back to normal. But when Mabel gets up to mischief and a handsome stranger returns to Peppermint Grove, life becomes more complicated than ever. Can Alice fix everyone's problems -- including her own?
Follow Alice on her adventure in the third of four exciting stories about a gifted girl in a time of war.
About the Author
Children's and Young Adult book editor at Penguin, Davina Bell is the series editor of Our Australian Girl and author of the Alice series of Our Australian Girl books, set in WA and focusing on WWI and its impact on a family. Born in Perth, Davina completed a law degree before arriving in Melbourne five years ago to take up the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University. Davina planned to write a mystery novel but when that went awry she took up Short Story Writing. To her astonishment, her first attempt was selected by Robert Drewe for inclusion in Best Australian Stories 2007.
Halfway through 2007 Davina was hired as an editorial assistant at Pearson Education, proofreading and checking page proofs. 'I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.' Davina then applied for a position as a children's book editor at Penguin. 'It seemed like such an incredible job I was sure I would never get it.' Three and a half years later Davina is still there and loving the job.
About the Illustrator
Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator. She has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.
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Series: Our Australian Girl
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 2nd July 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.3 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 3