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Looking for Alibrandi : Australian Puffin Classics - Melina Marchetta

Looking for Alibrandi

Australian Puffin Classics

By: Melina Marchetta, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)

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Published: 26th March 2014
For Ages: 13+ years old
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I'm beginning to realise that things don't turn our the way you want them to. And sometimes when they don't, they can turn out just a little bit better.

Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

About the Author

Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages. In 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for On the Jellicoe Road, and Melina's screenplay for this book is currently set to be made into a major film with an international cast to be directed by Looking for Alibrandi director Kate Woods.

About the Illustrator

Allison Colpoys is a freelance book designer, illustrator, and a lover of pattern and typography. Previously she worked at Penguin Books Australia and has won a number of APA design awards, including the Young Designer of the Year award in 2009.

Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages. Her books include On the Jellicoe Road, the Lumatere Chronicles series, Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, and The Gorgon in the Gully.

ISBN: 9780670077786
ISBN-10: 067007778X
Series: Australian Children's Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 26th March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 13.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 18.3

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta's first novel, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards for young adult fiction in 1993, winning the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award (Older Readers) among many others. In 2000 it was released as a major Australian film, winning an AFI award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay as well as the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award.

Melina taught secondary school English and History for ten years, during which time she released her second novel, Saving Francesca, in 2003, followed by On the Jellicoe Road in 2006, and Finnikin of the Rock in 2008. Saving Francesca won the CBC Book of the Year Award for Older Readers. On the Jellicoe Road was also published in the US as Jellicoe Road, and it won the prestigious American Library Association's Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature in 2009. In 2008, Melina's first work of fantasy, Finnikin of the Rock, won the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel and was shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Award for Older Readers.

Melina's most recent novel, The Piper's Son, was published in 2010 and has been long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. Melina's novels have been published in more than sixteen countries and twelve languages.

Melina lives in Sydney, where she writes full-time.

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