Magenta McPhee

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Random House Australia, 2010 - Children of divorced parents - 195 pages
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A classically heartwarming Catherine Bateson story, reissued with a stunning new cover For Magenta McPhee, life is good. It would be almost perfect if she could sort out her dad, who quite possibly needs saving - from himself.Desperate times call for desperate measures, even if those measures involve identity fraud on a dating site, and replying, as your father, to emails he doesn't even know he's been getting.But when pretending to be someone else is taking you away from your life's purpose - writing the next great fantasy novel - things might have gone too far.In MAGENTA MCPHEE, Catherine Bateson has once again created a cast of delightfully real characters who will stay in the reader's memory long after the last page is turned.

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Magenta's story is breezy, funny and fast-paced - problems of growing up without all the angst! Cleverly crafted with pages from the fantasy novel that Magenta is writing that includes characters and situations similar to her own. Read full review

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User Review  - Addison Children - Goodreads

Magenta's mother is about to remarry and very happy. Her father on the other hand is unemployed and alone. The obvious solution to Magenta and her friend, Polly, is to sign Dad up, without his ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Catherine Bateson writes poetry, verse novels and novels for both younger readers and young adults. She has won the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers twice - with RAIN MAY AND CAPTAIN DANIEL, 2003, and Being Bee, 2006. RAIN MAY AND CAPTAIN DANIEL also won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. Three of her other novels, THE WISH PONY, PAINTED LOVE LETTERS and MILLIE AND THE NIGHT HERON were CBCA Honour Books. MILLIE AND THE NIGHT HERON was shortlisted for the YABBA and the KOALA Children's Choice awards, 2007. Her first book for Woolshed Press was the critically acclaimed THE WISH PONY, which was an Honour Book in the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year awards.

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