Our Australian Girl: Meet Alice (Book 1): Meet Alice

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Penguin Random House Australia, Jan 25, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 136 pages
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It's 1918 . . .
and Alice lives with her big family by the Swan River in Perth, while on the other side of the world, the Great War rages. Alice's deepest wish is to become a ballerina, and when she auditions for a famous dance teacher from London, it seems as if her dreams might come true. But then there's a terrible accident, and Alice must ask herself whether there are more important things than dancing.

Meet Alice and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a gifted girl in a time of war.

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Davina Bell (Author)
Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. She is the author of the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series, and picture books including The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, illustrated by Allison Colpoys, which won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Children's Book from a Small Publisher, Hattie Helps Out with Jane Godwin and illustrated by Freya Blackwood, and Oh Albert! illustrated by Sara Acton. For six years she was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division, where she worked with some of our country's most beloved children's book creators. Davina now lives in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a lot of very good coffee.

Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator)
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. She has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.

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