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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743482919
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 328

Looking for Alibrandi: Australian Children's Classics


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One of Australia's best loved children's classics, Looking for Alibrandi will stay with you always

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.

  • Pub date: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743482919
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 328

About the Author

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. She has published award-winning young adult, fantasy and crime fiction, including her acclaimed crime novel, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Her much-loved Australian classic, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards when it was published, and was also released as a film, adapted by Marchetta, winning an AFI Award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay, as well as the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. Marchetta's award-winning Saving Francesca and companion novel The Piper's Son also received much acclaim in Australia and internationally, and in 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for Jellicoe Road. She lives in Sydney.

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