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Rebecca McRitchie lives in Sydney and is an editor at Scholastic Australia. She studied at Sydney University.

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y separately published work icon Jinxed! The Curious Curse of Cora Bell Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2019 15931472 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'Cora is eleven-years-old and missing one eye. She lives with an elderly lady named Dot in a room hidden behind a wall. In a crowded, industrial city, where everyone looks out for themselves, Cora and Dot hunt and sell rare and exotic things - apple seeds, silver forks, shoe polish. Until one day, Cora finds a few words scribbled on a piece of paper.

'She takes it home and says the words aloud. Then two plump, hairy fairies named Tick and Tock crash land in her path to warn her that she is in terrible danger. Cora has unknowingly summoned a sinister creature known as a Jinx. Jinxes eat magical beings and once they have a scent, they never forget it. But Cora isn't a magical being . . . is she?

'Quickly, Cora is thrown headfirst into a world filled with magic, necromancers, shape-shifters, enchantresses, fairies, nightwalkers, witches and giants.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
y separately published work icon Whimsy and Woe Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2017 11625909 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'After being abandoned by their thespian parents one afternoon while playing their weekly family game of hide-and-seek, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left in the care of their austere Aunt Apoline.

'Forced to work in her boarding house, looking after the guests, sharpening the thorns of every plant in the poisonous plant garden and listening to off-key renditions of 'Fish Are Friends Too' - an aria made famous by the legendary Magnus Montgomery - Whimsy and Woe lose all hope that their parents will someday return. Until one day, quite by accident, the siblings stumble upon a half-charred letter that sets them on a course to freedom and finding their parents.

'Dark, funny, darkly funny and funnily dark, Whimsy & Woe takes readers on an adventure with two intrepid siblings in a tale of mischief, monocles, mice and mist. ' (Publication summary)
 

2018 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2018 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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