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  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742530901
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 244

The Kingdom of the Lost Book 1: The Red Wind




A magical new series for younger readers from the award-winning author of Little Fur, Isobelle Carmody.

In this captivating first book, brothers Zluty and Bily live happily in their little house in the desert. Every year Zluty journeys to the great forest while Bily stays to tend their desert home. And every year Zluty returns with exciting tales of his adventures.
But then a devastating red wind sweeps across the land destroying everything in its path. And each brother must fight for his survival.
A magical new series for younger readers from the award-winning author of Little Fur. 

  • Pub date: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742530901
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 244

About the Author

Isobelle Carmody

Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed authors of fantasy. At fourteen, she began Obernewtyn, the first book in her much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles, and has since written many works in this genre. Her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBCA Book of the Year Award, and Greylands was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction (Young Adult category), and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Isobelle's work for younger readers includes her two series, The Legend of Little Fur, and The Kingdom of the Lost, the first book of which, The Red Wind, won the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers in 2011. She has also written several picture books as well as collections of short stories for children, young adults and adults.

After living in Europe for more than a decade, Isobelle now divides her time in Australia between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, and Brisbane, where she is working on a PhD at the University of Queensland. She lives with her partner and daughter, and a shadow-black cat called Mitya.

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Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Honour Award • 2011 • Younger Readers


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