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  • Published: 25 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143306290
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $14.99

Our Australian Girl: Meet Alice (Book 1)




It's 1918 . . . and Alice lives with her big family by the Swan River in Perth, while on the other side of the world, the Great War rages. Meet Alice and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a gifted girl in a time of war.

It's 1918 . . . and Alice lives with her big family by the Swan River in Perth, while on the other side of the world, the Great War rages. Alice's deepest wish is to become a ballerina, and when she auditions for a famous dance teacher from London, it seems as if her dreams might come true. But then there's a terrible accident, and Alice must ask herself whether there are more important things than dancing.

Meet Alice and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a gifted girl in a time of war.

  • Pub date: 25 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143306290
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Davina Bell

Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. She is the author of the award-winning picture book The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade (illustrated by Allison Colpoys), which won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Children’s Book from a Small Publisher, as well as the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series. For six years she was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division, where she worked with some of our country’s most beloved children’s book creators. Davina lives and works in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a lot of very good Melbourne coffee.

Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany. She moved to Australia in 2007 and since then she has been happily working as an illustrator. She has illustrated more than 20 books, among which are the CBCA Honour Book and Prime Minister Award short-listed Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett, and the Our Australian Girl series. She now lives on the Gold Coast.


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