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Thalia Kalkipsakis Thalia Kalkipsakis i(A88676 works by)
Gender: Female
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'Thalia Kalkipsakis grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. After a stint as a dancer she edited websites and travel guides, but her biggest passion has always been writing.

She cut her teeth as a series author: Go Girl, Girlfriend Fiction, the nonfiction series It's True, and Girl V the World. Her books have been translated into a variety of languages and sold into countries around the world, including Brazil, the USA, Canada, Turkey, China and Korea.

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y separately published work icon Lifespan of Starlight Life Span of Star Light South Yarra : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2015 8356961 2015 single work children's fiction children's science fiction

' A fresh take on the time tripping genre, The Lifespan of Starlight is Gattaca meets The Time Traveler's Wife. It already lies dormant within you: the ability to move within time. In 2084, three teenagers discover the secret to time travel. At first their jumps cover only a few seconds, but soon they master the technique and combat their fear of jumping into the unknown. It's dangerous. It's illegal. And it's utterly worth it for the full-body bliss of each return. As their ability to time jump grows into days and weeks, the group begins to push beyond their limits, with terrifying consequences. Could they travel as far as ten years, to escape the authorities? They are desperate enough to find out. But before they jump they must sure, because it only works in one direction. Once you trip forwards, there's no coming back.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book designed by Josh Durham.
It Began with a Tingle 2011 single work children's fiction children's
— Appears in: Head Spinners 2011;
2011 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Besr Children's Book (Told Primarily through Words)
y separately published work icon Head Spinners Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1851443 2011 selected work children's fiction children's

'Beware the twists in these tales ...A fish sandwich. A tingle on the arm. A boring birthday present. LOOK AGAIN! The fish has a secret. The tingle is transforming. The birthday present is a time machine. These stories will make your head spin and keep you thinking long after you finish reading!' (Publication summary)

2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Upper Primary Children (2003-2013)
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