Curly and the Fent

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Penguin Random House Australia, Aug 31, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 130 pages
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A new series from Sally Morgan (bestselling author of My Place) and her children, full of imagination, mischief and adventure - the perfect mix for boys aged 7 to 9.

Curly gets in trouble enough already, but when the monster in the cupboard turns out to be a mischievous little creature called a Fent, Curly is about to find out where the trouble really starts!

Adults can't see the Fent, so when the Fent tickles Curly in the car until he shrieks, and farts in the classroom, and eats Curly's dad's new invention, there's no one to blame but Curly. So unfair! But there's worse to come. Curly lives next door to the school bully - and Billy can see the Fent too. Billy wants the Fent for himself. Can Curly save the Fent from Billy and get him home to his family?

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What's a Fent, you may ask? When one appears in eight-year-old Curly's bedroom, he isn't sure either. The feathery little monster is invisible to adults and has a mischievous streak, so friendship ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Ambelin Kwaymullina (Author)
Ambelin Kwaymullina was born in 1975 in Perth. She is a Lecturer in the Law School at the University of Western Australia. When she is not teaching and writing she enjoys making jewellery, reading and taking her two dogs Tinsel and Sparky for long, interesting walks.

Adam Hill (Author)
Adam Hill is an Indigenous painter, graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist. Adam is a multi-award winner in the medium of acrylic on canvas, and his public artworks and murals have adorned the walls of schools, council structures and shopping malls. Recently Adam has illustrated Yirra and Her Deadly Dog, Demon by Anita Heiss. Adam is also an accomplished performer of Yidaki (Didgeridoo), and has performed for Nelson Mandela and at the Deadly Awards, the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony and the final of Australian Idol.

Sally Morgan (Author)
Sally Morgan is one of Australia's best-known Aboriginal artists and writers.

For as long as she can remember, Sally wanted to paint and write but at school she was discouraged from expressing herself through her art because her teachers failed to see the promise in her individual style. It was not until she researched her family history and discovered her Aboriginal identity that she found meaning in her images and gained the confidence to pick up her paints again.

Sally's widely-acclaimed first book, My Place, has sold over half a million copies in Australia. Her children's picture story books include Little Piggies and Hurry Up Oscar. She has collaborated with artist and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft on several picture books including Dan's Grampa. Curly and the Fent was written by Sally in collaboration with her children Ambelin, Blaze and Ezekiel.

Sally is a Professor at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at the University of Western Australia and lives in Perth with her three children.

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