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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864715101
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Remarkable Secret Of Aurelie Bonhoffen




A quirky and mysterious tale of friends, fire-twirlers and ghosts from one of Australia's best storytellers.

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.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864715101
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Deborah Abela

After completing a teaching degree, Deb went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail … twice! She produced and wrote a national kids’ TV show before leaving to write twenty-six books including the Max Remy Superspy and Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series and Grimsdon, New City and Final Storm, about kids living in a climate-changed world. Teresa A New Australian was inspired by her dad who was born in a cave during one of the heaviest bombing raids of World War II. The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and the sequel, The Most Marvelous International Bee, were inspired by her grade four teacher, Miss Gray. Her first picture book is Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero. She is a proud ambassador for the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Room to Read and Books in Homes. Deb’s won awards for her books but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters. Find out more about her at deborahabela.com

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Awards & Recognition

  • Aurealis Awards

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Best Children's Fiction

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Commended • 2010 • Younger Readers

  • US Board on Books for Young People

    Honour Award • 2012 • Outstanding International Book


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