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Reece Carter Reece Carter i(24794812 works by)
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'Reece Carter grew up on his family farm in Tammin, Western Australia. There was an unfortunate lack of witches and ghosts on the farm though, and so Reece had to find them in books instead. Roald Dahl, Paul Jennings and Emily Rodda were some of his first favourite authors. When Reece moved away to boarding school at the age of eleven, he could regularly be found hiding in the library, tucked away in the corner with a good book, or else seeking out new recommendations from the school librarians. With the encouragement of his English teacher, Reece started writing his own stories too - although back then they never got much further than character outlines and first chapters! After a few years spent travelling overseas, Reece moved to Melbourne to study health science. But even while working as a nutritionist by day, Reece maintained a secret double life, continuing to write middle-grade novels and short stories by night. Now, Reece lives in Sydney and writes kids' fiction full-time.' (https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/A-Girl-Called-Corpse-An-Elston-Fright-Tale-Reece-Carter-9781761066788)

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y separately published work icon The Lonely Lighthouse of Elston-Fright Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2023 26492238 2023 single work children's fiction children's horror

'Danger, darkness and a mysterious legacy unveiled in this magical seaside adventure by the bestselling author of A Girl Called Corpse.

'Being a Lightkeeper is Very Serious Business.

'Nobody in Elston-Fright believes in magic anymore. Well, nobody except for Flip Little, his nan and his friends: a girl called Corpse, a ghost called Girl and a very large spider called Simon.

'But when Simon is spider-napped by ancient weather ghouls called the Poltergusts, Flip and his ghostly companions turn to the last Lightkeeper's journals for answers. To rescue their friend, they will need to find and return the missing Light to the lighthouse, restoring its lost magic.

'Only nothing in Elston-Fright is as it seems. Questions bubble up from the deep. Dark secrets come to light. And pretty soon, Flip and his friends learn that in order to save the future of Elston-Fright, they'll first need to understand its past.'(Production summary)

2024 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon A Girl Called Corpse Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2022 24794833 2022 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'A dazzling debut about a lonely kid ghost who goes searching for answers about her past in a forgotten coastal town that fizzes with secret magic.

''Find the thing the Witches call a treasure,' says Old Man, 'and you'll get back all those memories you're missing.'

'With a body made of wax, seaweed for hair and polished abalone shells for eyes, Corpse is bound to haunt the Witches' sea shack forever. She has no memory of the kid she was before she was snatched and ended up on the rock-that-doesn't-exist.

'But the delivery of an unexpected message sets Corpse off on a surprising quest, searching for answers to the old and familiar questions that have filled her not-brain since the day she first woke up a ghost. Questions about her name. Questions about her family.

'With only her eight-legged friend Simon for company, Corpse heads into the unknown. There will be danger - cruel Witches, a silver-eyed sea monster and a cunning Merchant with a hungry grin - but Corpse is not afraid. She'll stop at nothing to uncover the truth about her past.

'Only some answers, it turns out, are much closer than she thinks.

'A sparkling adventure story about friendship, family and finding out that there is nothing more powerful than a kid acting with their whole heart. A Girl Called Corpse is one of the most exciting children's fantasy debuts to hit the shelves since Nevermoor.' (Publication summary)

2024 shortlisted Ena Noël Award Author
2023 longlisted Booksellers Choice Award BookPeople Book of the Year Children's Book of the Year
2022 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2023 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book designed by Kristy Lund-White.
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