A quirky and mysterious tale of friends, fire-twirlers and ghosts from one of Australia's best storytellers, host of the new children's program Kidz Book Club and ambassador for the 2009 NSW Premier's Reading Challenge.
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 uncle's 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 Auelie confront the greatest threat her family has ever faced.
The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen is a delightful new book for primary aged children who love fairs and funparks! Deb Abela, beloved author of the Max Remy Superspy series had delved into a new genre with this gorgeous stand-alone novel that won't disappoint many fans.
One of Australia's favourite and most respected children's authors, Deb has recently been appointed the host and writer of a new multi-platform children's book review program, Kidz Book Club. Commencing in March 2009, the show will be screened fortnightly into schools across Australia showcasing new children's books. Deb was handpicked for this program due to her love of books, reputation in the industry and desire to promote literacy. Deb is also a NSW Premier's Reading Challenge Ambassador for 2009.
Deborah Abela's family is very haunted- only not in a terrible way! Ghosts would appear at all sorts of times and places, never spookily but always like a relative popping in for a cup of tea. As well as listening to ghost stories, Deb has travelled the world, produced Kids' TV for Network TEN and is the author of two series: Max Remy Superspy and Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend), which she wrote with soccer champion, Johnny Warren.
The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen
Random House Australia
Author: Deborah Abela