The Remarkable Secret Of Aurelie Bonhoffen

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Penguin Random House Australia, May 2, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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A quirky and mysterious tale of friends, fire-twirlers and ghosts from one of Australia's best storytellers.

Ever since Aurelie Bonhoffen was a child, she has juggled, played the dead girl on the ghost train and the back end of the cow in the marquee of Bonhoffen's Seaside Pier. She adores her family - especially her uncles Rolo and Rindolf - but on her twelfth birthday, she stumbles on her family's remarkable secret. It's hard to accept at first, but when her new friend at school reveals a dangerous plot against the pier, the secret helps Aurelie confront the greatest threat her family has ever faced.

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User Review  - VikkiLaw - LibraryThing

as a coney island fan, i was originally drawn to this story of an amusement park by the sea facing threats from a Huge Developer who wants to tear down the amusement area to build luxury condos. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Can 12-year-old Aurelie possibly save her family's deteriorating amusement-park-on-a-pier from evil Lucien B. Crook, even with help from some ghostly relatives?Aurelie, refreshingly capable of ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Having always been short and a bit of a coward, Deborah Abela dreamed of being braver and stronger, which is probably why she writes books about spies, ghosts, soccer legends and characters good with swords who take on sea monsters and evil harbour lords. She is the author of the Max Remy Superspy series, Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series, Ghost Club series, The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen and Grimsdon. She's won awards for her books but mostly hopes, one day, to be as brave as the characters inside.

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