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Nullaboo Hullabaloo

book | Fiction | May 2019
World English → Puffin

Illustrated by Briony Stewart 

In faraway Nullaboo, Gemma Hart's day isn't going well. Her family might be evicted from their farm, and her science competition topic is march flies. How can she possibly win against perfect Nina, who gets to study butterflies?

But wait, that's not a feather in Gemma's special bug catcher... it's a fairy!

Janomi the fairy isn’t supposed to talk to humans, but desperately needs help. Her grandfather has been captured by the silver spiders. Gemma agrees to help Janomi, and to keep the fairies' existence a secret. But her bug catcher has recorded their conversation and Nina finds it.

With a media frenzy taking over Nullaboo, a secret government agency barges in to take control, and suddenly the fairy colony is under an even bigger threat. Gemma and her kooky family, school and resourceful neighbours must take matters into their own hands in an against-all-odds bid to save the last fairy colony on Earth.


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Nullaboo Hullabaloo

A fun, surprising and magical read that puts a great twist on the traditional fairies at the bottom of the garden.

Jacqueline Harvey
Author of Kensy and Max

This seemingly effortless and straightforward narrative has much scope for discussion with current global topics such as environmental damage, conservation, tolerance, acceptance and embracing differences all able to correlate to the unfolding of events. And aside from that it’s a jolly fun read!

Just So Stories
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This action filled story about the magical world of fairies is also a story about community, working together to preserve living creatures and the environment.

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Primary school readers will thoroughly enjoy this new book by Australian author Fleur Ferris, her first for young readers.

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