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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794462
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

Final Storm

In a world of wild weather, is anyone safe?

Isabella, Griffin and their friends have settled into New City, enrolled in school and are making new friends, including the charming Aleksander Larsen.

But their home is facing a new threat – weather patterns are becoming erratic and fierce ice storms batter the city.

When someone from Isabella’s past returns, loyalties are tested. Who is watching her from the shadows? And can Isabella and Griffin’s friendship survive this furious final storm?

  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794462
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Deborah Abela

After training as a teacher, Deb travelled to Africa where she was harassed by monkeys, caught in a desert sandstorm and thrown in jail . . . twice! She’s worked as a child wrangler and a rides operator at Luna Park, but her first real job was as writer/producer of a national children’s TV show at Network TEN. She has since become an internationally published and awarded author of 28 books including her cranky climate change trilogy, Grimsdon, New City and Final Storm. Her family’s survival in WW2 and migration to Australia inspired Teresa A New Australian. The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery were inspired by her fantabulous Grade 4 teacher, Ms Gray. She’s also written picture books: Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero and the 2021 CBCA Notable, Bear in Space. The Book of Wondrous Possibilities is her love letter to books, booksellers, librarians and readers. Deb’s won awards for her work but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters. She’s a proud ambassador for the charities, Room to Read and Books in Homes. www.deborahabela.com

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Praise for Final Storm

Deborah Abela understands and writes what children relish reading . . . Final Storm is the third in her ‘Grimsdon’ series (Penguin Random House Australia) and is a rollercoaster of adventure, intrigue and futuristic invention, as well as being a rallying cry about climate change.

Joy Lawn, paperbarkwords.blog

Once again Deborah has given middle school readers a thrilling adventure/fantasy that will have readers on the edge of their seats but also will give them much on which to reflect. As young people such as Greta Thunberg take action in a powerful (and fast growing) global movement, in a world where the power-mongers refuse to act this is exactly the kind of narrative to inspire more and more of our future citizens. Kudos to Deborah for another inspired instalment in what has become one of the most popular series for this age group!

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

Final Storm is a compelling adventure set in the future, a world where climate change threatens to completely wipe out humanity. It is a real wake up call for addressing climate change, and is extremely appealing to young environmental activists in this day and age, where a future like that in this book is not at all inconceivable. This story explores the depths of friendships and the meaning of family.

Libby Boas, Reading Time

Driven by intrigue, it is a page turner that will preoccupy young readers.

Kevin Steinberger, Magpies

The story is fast-paced with many unexpected twists. The friends are action heroes who manage to overcome each potentially deadly challenge in the nick of time . . . Overall this is an exciting read for Grades 4,5 and 6.

Pauline Hosking, Buzz Words

Highly recommended. Wow what a stunning conclusion to a wonderful series . . . Final Storm is exciting and will be loved by the series' many fans.


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Inspiring conversations about climate change

Deborah Abela delves into the inspiration behind her hit middle grade series, Grimsdon, and reflects on how her books spark discourse around climate change. 

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