Ariel, Zed and the Secret of Life

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Allen & Unwin, 2000 - Adventure stories - 184 pages
Ariel Windwood is used to meeting peculiar people at the breakfast table. Her mother, Concetta, is a writer whose characters hang around the house until their story is finished. But some characters dislike how they're written and play up. Concetta sends them, and Ariel, to the Island.

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About the author (2000)

Anna Fienberg gets her ideas from her own dreams, people she meets, snatches of overheard conversation. She always carries a notebook with her in case she hears something interesting...Anna likes to live in books as well as real life. She was once Editor of School Magazine, where she read over a thousand books a year. She wrote plays and stories for the magazine and then began writing her own books. She has written picture books, short stories, junior novels and fiction for teenagers and young adults...Anna's first novel, Pirate Trouble for Wiggy and Boa, was shortlisted for the 1989 Australian Children's Book of the Year awards, The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels was the winner of the 1992 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award for younger readers, and Tashi was shortlisted for the same award in 1996. Power to Burn was shortlisted for the 1996 NSW Premier's Literary Award, and Borrowed Light was given the ACT Top YA Read Award in 1999.

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