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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143786757
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $16.99

Fearless Frederic




A story of friendship and heart-racing adventure – a perfect follow up to the acclaimed The Boy and the Spy.

When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can’t help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an escaped zoo animal and fight off pickpockets and looters but, as the waters subside, can he find justice for his father and find out what courage really means?

  • Pub date: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143786757
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Felice Arena

Felice Arena is one of Australia's best-loved children's writers. He is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children's books for all ages, including the acclaimed historical adventures The Boy and the Spy and Fearless Frederic, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.

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Praise for Fearless Frederic

“An amazing book for fans of historical fiction.”

Seamus Hadfield, Herald Sun, Melbourne

“This is a wonderful book for younger readers, recreating a fascinating moment in French history.”

Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph, Sydney

“Historical fiction at its exciting best.”

Sandy Russell, Sunday Telegraph, Sydney

“A fine piece of eye-opening historical fiction (I had no idea the flood had actually happened), an engaging and well-written story, and a chance to learn a couple of basic phrases in French! Would be best suited to readers in the 11-14 age bracket.”

Christian Price, CBCA Reading Time


Awards & Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2019 • Older Readers

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2019 • Younger Readers


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When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can’t help themselves.

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