Alexandra Adornetto Alexandra Adornetto i(A100001 works by) (birth name: Alexandra Grace)
Born: Established: 1993 ;
Gender: Female
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The daughter of English and Drama teachers, Alexandra Adornetto attended Korowa Anglican Girls' School.

Adornetto was thirteen years old when she wrote her first novel, which was inspired by J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. This would later become the series of children's books The Strangest Adventures. Later in her career Adornetto has written fiction for a young-adult audience, and her books have been republished outside of Australia.

Adornetto currently [2011] splits her time between Australia and the USA .

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Awards for Works

Ghost House 2014 single work novel young adult fantasy romance

'Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.' (Publisher's summary)

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
Von Gobstopper's Arcade 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)

2010 nominated Norma K. Hemming Award
The Shadow Thief 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.

2007 honourable mention Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Children's Long Fiction
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