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Allison Rushby Allison Rushby i(A41478 works by)
Also writes as: Alli Kincaid
Gender: Female
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Allison Rushby lives in Queensland. She studied Russian and Journalism at the University of Queensland and then completed a Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing at the University of Southern Queensland. She has worked as a freelance journalist and as a freelance editor. She is the daughter of Pamela Rushby.

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The Turnkey 2017 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'History and mystery wrapped in a thrilling supernatural plot, The Turnkey is perfect for kids aged 9+.

'Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London's Highgate Cemetery. As Turnkey, Flossie must ensure all the souls in the cemetery stay at rest. This is a difficult job at the best of times for a twelve-year-old ghost, but it is World War II and each night enemy bombers hammer London. Even the dead are unsettled. When Flossie encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a mysterious object, she becomes suspicious. What is he up to? Before long, Flossie uncovers a sinister plot that could result in the destruction of not only her cemetery, but also her beloved country. Can Flossie stop him before it is too late? ' (Publication summary)

2018 winner Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
How to Save the Universe in Ten Easy Steps 2014 single work children's fiction children's science fiction

'Cooper can't believe that he and Molly are related, let alone twins. They are so different! He loves junk food. She calls it empty calories. He likes to crack jokes. She was born without a sense of humour. He's busy making plans for his gross-out tenth birthday party while Molly would rather take their dog, Jack, for a healthy walk.

'Their differences don't make sense. Until Molly tells him she's an alien who has been sent to protect Cooper and help him fulfil his destiny because one day he's going to save the universe. Cooper thinks Molly must be setting him up on some kind of prank TV show. Maybe she's got a sense of humour after all?

'But then intergalactic bounty hunters arrive in Peregrination (population: 203) and strange things start happening to Cooper. Either he's crazy or he really is in danger. And if he is in danger, so is the universe ...' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted The Readings Children’s Book Prize
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