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  • Published: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143783770
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.99

Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories




Four stories by best-selling author Sally Rippin in one spectacularly bound collection as part of the Our Australian Girl series.

It's 1956 . . . and Lina dreams of being a writer, but her strict Italian parents have other ideas. Now that she's won a scholarship to an expensive girls school, Lina has other troubles, too. But the Melbourne Olympic Games could be an opportunity for Lina to follow her dream of working on the school paper.

Journey with Lina across all four exciting stories about a passionate girl finding a place to belong.

Imaginative, kind and hard-working, Lina is an unforgettable Australian Girl.

  • Pub date: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143783770
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Authors

Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. As a young adult she studied traditional Chinese painting for three years in Shanghai and Hangzhou, which inspired her first novel Chenxi and the Foreigner. Sally is the author of many books for children, including the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the highly acclaimed children's novel Angel Creek. Currently, she lives in Melbourne with her partner and three sons, and writes and illustrates full time.

Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator. She has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.


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