Deborah Abela i(43 works by)
Born: Established: 1966 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Deborah Abela began writing at the age of seven. After leaving school she pent time in Africa and then returned to Australia to undertake a degree in Communications. Abela later became the writer/producer of a national kids’ TV show called Cheez TV. She has also written many books for children and young adults.

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The New Kid 2012 single work children's fiction children's 'Angelina and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost, poltergeist or ghoul? Can't sleep because of all the rattling chains and cackling laughter? Angeline and Edgar are the experts to call. So it's entirely logical that when new kid Dylan joins Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar are the perfect candidates to introduce him to everything he needs to know, from which ghost-catching gadget will do the trick to when to run like crazy to avoid being splattered with ectoplasm. The trouble is, Dylan's not quite sure he wants to be a ghost-catcher.' (Publisher's blurb).
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
The Haunted School 2012 single work children's fiction children's 'Angeline and Edgar have to go to their senior school sleepover, but Angeline is dreading having to talk to the other kids. The night goes wrong when a ghost appears in the dormitory where they are camped out. Their classmates are terrified - and Principal Primm is not happy! With the aid of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost is so they can help her. ' (Publisher's blurb)
2016 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
Grimsdon 2010 single work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy

'Grimsdon is in ruins. Three years ago a massive wave broke its barriers and the sea flooded this grand city. Most were saved, others were lost and some were left behind.

'Isabella Charm and her best friend Griffin live with three other children in the top of an opulent mansion. They've survived with the help of Griffin's brilliant inventions, Isabella's survival skills and their vow to look after each other.

'But what will happen when a thrill-seeking newcomer arrives in his flying machine? When bounty hunters attempt to capture them? When Byron P. Sneddon, the self-appointed protector of the flooded harbour, demands obedience?

'What if the danger is even greater? Something they can't see coming - something below the floodwaters?' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Upper Primary Children (2003-2013)
2010 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Told Primarily through Words
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