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- DescriptionIt's 1983 ...and the long-awaited baby has finally arrived. But Marly never realised that a new baby would take up so much of everyone's time! No one's helping her with her costume for the school concert and she feels like she's invisible. Marly's secret plan is to perform the Moonwalk, the dance she's been practising all year. But will she be ready in time, and can she dance in front of the whole school? Join Marly in the final of four stories about a daring girl torn between two worlds.
- Author BiographyAlice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. Born a month after her Chinese parents fled from Cambodia to Australia as asylum seekers from Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge Regime, Alice has used her shared family's experiences to write stories that captivate all readers. She has won numerous awards including the 2007 Newcomer of the Year Award in the Australia Book Industry Awards for her first book Unpolished Gem. Her next book Her Father's Daughter won the Western Australia Premier's Book Award for Non Fiction, and it was also shortlisted for the Premier's Literary Awards in Victoria and New South Wales, and nominated also in the Queensland Literary Awards. Laurinda, Alice's first novel, was published in 2014 and was one of Readings' Top 100 bestselling books for the year. She is writing four books around the character Marly for Penguin's Our Australian Girl series. Alice's writing has appeared in many notable publications including the Monthly, the Age, Meanjin, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. Alice edited Growing Up Asian in Australia, a collection of personal accounts, essays, short stories and poetry which is currently a set text for the VCE English context on Identity and Belonging. Alice lives with her husband at Janet Clarke Hall at the University of Melbourne, where she is currently the Artist in Residence.a http-//www.alicepung.com Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator
- Author(s)Alice Pung
- PublisherPenguin Books Australia
- Date of Publication30/05/2016
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Series TitleOur Australian Girl
- Series Part/Volume NumberBook 4
- Place of PublicationHawthorn
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2016
- Weight138 g
- Width132 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Illustrator(s)Lucia Masciullo
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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