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About the book
  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143793670
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

The Most Ungrateful Girl in the World




A catastrophe of good and bad manners and the girl stuck in the middle.

When Izzy Winkle – The Most Grateful Girl in the World – enters a competition to find The Most Ungrateful Girl in the World, she is plunged into a hidden society of secret agents, brave pigeons and warring manners.

Daphne du Bois, Etiquette Queen of the Southern Hemisphere, says children should be seen and not heard. Horace Unthank, Professor of Appalling Behaviour, says children should roll in mud, helter-skelter down hills,chew furiously, spit words while chewing furiously ...

With the help of her best friend Katie Skittle, Izzy must beat the Top Ten Ungrateful Girls. And save the world from fibs, nits and rudeness.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143793670
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Authors

Petra James

Petra James is the author of several middle-grade novels, such as the Arkie Sparkle series and Hapless Hero Henrie.

Originally from a small town in New Zealand, she spent three years in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia, where she has worked in publishing ever since.

Unlike the Ungrateful Girls in this story, she is very polite and well mannered.

Anna Zobel

Anna Zobel is an illustrator, writer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. As a child Anna wrote and illustrated her own books, and she hasn't stopped since. Anna is frequently inspired - and frequently infected - by the amazing children she works with, and hopes to represent them in her work.


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