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Anna Zobel
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Anna Zobel is an illustrator, writer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. As a child, Anna wrote and illustrated her own books, and she hasn’t stopped since. Anna is inspired — and occasionally infected — by the children she works with, and hopes to represent them in her work.

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Buy: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/little-gem-9781760896089 An adorable and charming new children's series that is a sparkling gem of a read for anyone who loves POLLY AND BUSTER or MUMMY FAIRY AND ME! When her spell at Witchcraft School goes wrong, Gem lands in an unfamiliar, empty cottage, outside a strange, colourful town. Everyone in Ellsworth Pining thinks Gem is their new village witch, even when Gem tries to correct them. And Gem’s new friends do need her. The Weather Worker is missing, and there are tales of a terrifying beast in the woods. Gem might know a spell that could help – if she can get it right.

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Buy: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/little-gem-9781760896089 Learn to draw Little Gem with illustrator Anna Zobel. An adorable and charming new children's series that is a sparkling gem of a read for anyone who loves POLLY AND BUSTER or MUMMY FAIRY AND ME! When her spell at Witchcraft School goes wrong, Gem lands in an unfamiliar, empty cottage, outside a strange, colourful town. Everyone in Ellsworth Pining thinks Gem is their new village witch, even when Gem tries to correct them. And Gem’s new friends do need her. The Weather Worker is missing, and there are tales of a terrifying beast in the woods. Gem might know a spell that could help – if she can get it right. #AnnaZobel #LittleGem #HowtoDraw

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