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Deborah Kelly was raised on a farm in New Zealand, where her family grew green beans and garlic. She studied Marine Biology at James Cook University in Queensland and has since lived and worked in Japan and Scotland. Her passion for art, film, books and writing began in her early childhood. Kelly wrote her first series of picture books (which she still has) when she was seven! Her first published book, The Bounding Ball (with Georgia Perry) was released by Random House in 2013.

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Skydancer's Escape 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Ruby Wishfingers is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary name. Only nobody else seems to think so. That is until Ruby Wishfingers wakes up with a strange feeling in the tips of her fingers. She soon finds out that there is far more to being a Wishfingers than having a funny name.

'Ruby can wish for whatever she wants with her wish fingers. However, she soon realises that they create more trouble than good.

'Ruby Wishfingers will take you on a magical adventure, featuring talking cats, jelly bean rain and pocket-sized unicorns.' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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