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  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760895167
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

What Zola Did on Tuesday




From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers.

Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how much she tries, she can't keep out of trouble! Like on Tuesday, when Zola tries to help Nonna knit a scarf . . .Collect all seven stories in the series. One for every day of the week.

  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760895167
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

About the authors

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. Her fifteen books range from beloved young adult fiction and fantasy through to contemporary and crime fiction, and works for younger readers. Her much-loved Australian classic Looking for Alibrandi swept the pool of literary awards when it was published, and was also released as a film, adapted by Marchetta, winning an AFI Award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay, as well as the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. In 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association. Her most recent novel is The Place on Dalhousie. She lives in Sydney.

Deb Hudson

Deb Hudson is passionate about drawing bright, happy and colourful images that evoke emotion and thought in the viewer – the dreamy, joy- and wonder-filled moments of the everyday. She has been drawing and creating since she was a little girl and lives in the fabulous city of Melbourne with her husband, three kids, energetic border collie and a bright yellow canary.

Praise for What Zola Did on Tuesday

Such simple but sweet and wholesome stories which will engage your youngest independent readers and very likely inspire their own community-mindedness, empathy and desire to help others. Highly recommended for little readers from around 6 years upwards! This is an absolute must-have and I for one look forward to the rest of the ‘week’ to come.

Sue Warren, https://losangzopa.wordpress.com/2020/07/18/what-zola-did-on-tuesday-melina-marchetta/

These are darling junior fiction stories. Zola is a lovely character and her world is relevant and relatable for kids. With large text and beautiful illustrations throughout, it’s an easy read for young book lovers. Simply delightful and a whole lot of fun.

kids-bookreview.com

Mischievous Aussie kid Zola, her cousin Alessandro and the family dogs return in the second book in Looking for Alibrandi author Melina Marchetta’s bright new series for reluctant readers. The storyline is simple but busy as inquisitive, fun-loving Zola tests the patience of her much-loved Nonna Rosa and explores her multicultural neighbourhood, finding new friends and a new skill — knitting. This is a change of pace for Marchetta, driven by a passion to get kids reading from an early age.

Carina Bruce, Herald Sun

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