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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143781134
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Netball Gems 5: Aim for the Top




A junior fiction series written in partnership with Netball Australia

A junior fiction series written in partnership with Netball Australia

Can Jade learn how to bond with the Gems?

Jade has big plans to be a successful netballer in her favourite position, Goal Attack. She comes from a super competitive sports-mad family and wants to show everyone, her family included, that she’s got what it takes. But so far, Jade’s single-minded attitude has only succeeded in putting the rest of the Gems offside. Can Jade find a way to open up and let her teammates see that there is more to her than meets the eye?

Perhaps a surprise friendship will teach Jade that she has to work with the team, not against them, to shine!

  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143781134
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the author

Aleesah Darlison

Aleesah Darlison is a multi-published, award-winning Australian children’s author. She has written over fifty books for children including picture books, chapter books, novels, and series. In January 2021, Aleesah received an Australia Day Award from the Sunshine Coast Council. Aleesah has also won numerous awards for her writing including the 2015 Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Our Class Tiger – Non-Fiction) and an Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Mentorship. Her picture book, Warambi, was a 2012 CBCA Notable Book and was shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award and the Environment Award. Her picture book, Emerald: The Green Turtle’s Tale was shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards.

Aleesah’s novels include the League of Llamas Series, the Netball Gems Series, the Unicorn Riders Series, the Courtney Little Series, the Totally Twins Series, Space Kids: Sabotage, Running from the Tiger, Awesome Animal Stories for Kids, and Ash Rover: Keeper of the Phoenix. Her picture books include the Endangered Animal Tales Series, Little Meerkat, Warambi, Puggle’s Problem, Stripes in the Forest: The Story of the Last Wild Thylacine, and Mama and Hug (koalas).

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