Isobelle Carmody (Author)

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Isobelle Carmody (Photo credit: Cat Sparks)

Photo credit: Cat Sparks

Isobelle Carmody is Australia's most highly acclaimed author of fantasy titles for older readers.  She began her first book, Obernewtyn, when she was fourteen and since then she has written some of our greatest works of fantasy. Whilst she is perhaps best known for the Obernewtyn Chronicles (now comprising six volumes), her novel The Gathering  was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBC Book of the Year Award. Also, Greylands, was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction - Young Adult Division, and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair.  She has written many short stories for both children and adults and her picture book The Wrong Thing, illustrated by Declan Lee.

Isobelle's first book in a new series for younger readers, Kingdom of the Lost: The Red Wind was winner of the CBC 2011 – Younger Readers Award. 

Isobelle divides her time between Prague in the Czech Republic and her home on the Great Ocean Road in Australia. 

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Book Cover: A Fox Called Sorrow: The Legend of Little Fur
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Published: 25/01/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742534602
Price: $12.99
Book Cover: A Fox Called Sorrow: The Legend of Little Fur
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Published: 25/01/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143300731
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover: A Riddle of Green: The Legend of Little Fur

'The words of the deepest foretellings are riddles that want solving.'

'A riddle,' Little Fur echoed, and the word tasted tricky and complicated on her tongue and in her mind.

'Only in understanding the riddle can its solution be found.'

All her life, Little Fur has healed others. This time, it is she who needs healing.

'The words of the deepest foretellings are riddles that want solving.'

'A riddle,' Little Fur echoed, and the word tasted tricky and complicated on her tongue and in her mind.

'Only in understanding the...

Published: 27/10/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670040957
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover:  Ashling
Obernewtyn Chronicles, volume 3 - continuing the long-standing fantasy series from award winning Isobelle Carmody.
Obernewtyn Chronicles, volume 3 - continuing the long-standing fantasy series from award winning Isobelle Carmody.
Published: 23/10/1997
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742284972
Price: $14.99
Book Cover:  Ashling: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 3

The powerful farseeker Elspeth Gordie is sent to Sutrium, seat of the totalitarian council that rules the Land, to seal an alliance between the secret Misfit community at Obernewtyn and rebel forces. The journey takes her far beyond the borders of the Land, across the sea and into the heart of the mysterious desert region of Sador, where she seeks help to destroy the weaponmachines. But before her...

The powerful farseeker Elspeth Gordie is sent to Sutrium, seat of the totalitarian council that rules the Land, to seal an alliance between the secret Misfit community at Obernewtyn and rebel forces. The...

Published: 23/10/1997
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140271515
RRP: $22.99

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04 Mar 2015
2014 Aurealis Awards Finalists
The finalists for the 2014 Aurealis Awards were announced today and we are delighted to announce that two Penguin Random House authors have been nominated in three categories:Best Fantasy NovelAfterworlds, Scott Westerfeld (Penguin Books Australia)Best Young Adult Novel

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