Ariel Zed and the Secret of Life

Author(s): Anna Fienberg

Children Fiction

An exuberantly imaginative fantasy from Anna Fienberg about two reluctant friends who travel to the Island - a magical, mysterious place where they discover that fresh possibilities spring from dangerous adventures.


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Winner of the Alan Marshall Award for Children's Literature in the 1993 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

Winner of Alan Marshall Award for Children's Literature 1993.

Anna Fienberg gets her ideas from her own dreams, people she meets, snatches of overheard conversation. She always carries a notebook with her in case she hears something interesting...Anna likes to live in books as well as real life. She was once Editor of School Magazine, where she read over a thousand books a year. She wrote plays and stories for the magazine and then began writing her own books. She has written picture books, short stories, junior novels and fiction for teenagers and young adults...Anna's first novel, Pirate Trouble for Wiggy and Boa, was shortlisted for the 1989 Australian Children's Book of the Year awards, The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels was the winner of the 1992 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award for younger readers, and Tashi was shortlisted for the same award in 1996. Power to Burn was shortlisted for the 1996 NSW Premier's Literary Award, and Borrowed Light was given the ACT Top YA Read Award in 1999.

1 The monster from out of town..2 Live-in friends..3 The arrival of Zed..4 The voyage..5 Island secrets..6 On being a whuffler..7 Exploring..8 The Elixir of Life..9 The rewrite..10 Goodshot at your service..11 A nasty surprise for Clara Krantzbur..12 Formula for living, by Goodshoot..13 Lies and weak spots..14 Surprising encounters..15 Let's do lunch..16 Revelations..17 Dreams and shadows..18 Jigsaw pieces..19 The new Zed..20 Memories..21 The fourth dimension..22 Happily ever after?

General Fields

  • : 9781865082639
  • : Allen Unwin
  • : Allen Unwin Children's Books
  • : April 2000
  • : 195mm X 130mm X 14mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anna Fienberg
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : Kim Gamble
  • : English
  • : 823
  • : From 7 To 11
  • : 184
  • : bw line illustrations