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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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y The Shadow Thief Alexandra Adornetto , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2007 Z1325196 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'Millipop Klompet and Ernest Perriclof live in the uneventful town of Drabville, where the cautious Ernest spends his time enlarging his rock collection and Milli dreams of adventure. When the pair are kidnapped from their homes and brought to live in the gothic mansion known as Hog House, they are adopted by the madcap Mr and Mrs Mayor and a series of bizarre encounters follows. Things do not add up and the children find that sinister plans are beginning to emerge. Why has the notorious Lord Aldor stolen the shadows of all of the town's residents and where are they being held? Assisted by a band of prisoners, the children must venture into the Taboo Territories, and battle the perils dished out by the Lurid Lagoon, in order to outwit Lord Aldor and prevent him from executing his secret master plan.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y The Lampo Circus Alexandra Adornetto , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2008 Z1452531 2008 single work children's fiction children's

'Milli and Ernest are convinced they have seen the last of the power-hungry magician Lord Aldor the Illustrious. But everything changes with the unexpected arrival in Drabville of Federico Lampo and his travelling circus. Duped by the lure of the Big Tent, the children of the town find themselves transported to a grim world where they endure gruelling routines and inedible meals. What's worse, they soon discover that this world is in turmoil and that Aldor is plotting to conquer the fairy province of Mirth. Milli and Ernest embark on a journey to warn the fairy queen. Along the way they must overcome numerous challenges including escaping the clutches of the Grin Bandits and winning a life-size game of Monopoly. Will Aldor succeed in the final battle? Or will Milli and Ernest's courage and resilience suffice to alter the course of destiny for children everywhere?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y Von Gobstopper's Arcade Alexandra Adornetto , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2009 Z1551980 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Master toymaker Gustav VonGobstopper announces plans to build a special Toy Arcade - brimming with the world's greatest toys - to commemorate the extraordinary bravery of Drabville's children who have twice escaped the clutches of the wicked Lord Aldor.

'The children couldn't be more excited. But when Milli and Ernest encounter Theo, the bandana-wearing teddy, deranged designer Tempest Anomalie and the immoral Botchers at the Arcade, it quickly becomes apparent that they have stumbled upon a macabre plot. Could this be the work of the evil Aldor - a malicious master plan designed to extinguish the very existence of childhood?

'As Christmas Eve draws close, Milli and Ernest find themselves enlisted as Santa's helpers, for a Christmas spectacle that will be like no other ... But can they protect the town before catastrophe strikes?' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2007- .

Works about this Work

Angels a Dream Theme for Teen Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 October 2011; (p. 50)
'Demons appear in the second book of Alexandra Adornetto's angel trilogy which began with the smash-hit Halo, writes Fiona Purdon.'
Gloss of Innocence Johanna Leggatt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 February 2009; (p. 12)
Turning Fantasy to Reality with a Little Teen Spirit Johanna Leggatt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 February 2009; (p. 19)
Miss Write Elisabeth Tarica , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 12 October 2009; (p. 15)
Gloss of Innocence Johanna Leggatt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 February 2009; (p. 12)
Turning Fantasy to Reality with a Little Teen Spirit Johanna Leggatt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 February 2009; (p. 19)
Miss Write Elisabeth Tarica , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 12 October 2009; (p. 15)
Angels a Dream Theme for Teen Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 October 2011; (p. 50)
'Demons appear in the second book of Alexandra Adornetto's angel trilogy which began with the smash-hit Halo, writes Fiona Purdon.'
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