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Barkly Mansion and the Weirdest Guest

Barkly Mansion #1

Melissa Keil Adele K Thomas



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01 September 2021
Series: Barkly Mansion
An adorably funny series about a slightly odd house that's turned upside down when a new friend comes to stay.

There is absolutely NOTHING weird about Cookie, Kyle, Fizzy and Lady Delilah. Except that they live in a mansion - and they're dogs.

There's NOTHING weird about their home on Sullivan Street either - until the day a gorilla named Edmund comes to live with them.

Then things do start to get a little weird ...

In this sweet, goofy new series for 6+, four loveable friends will learn to get along with the strangest creature they've ever met, and discover that sometimes you can get what you want without barking like crazy - whether it's persuading the evil bunnies next door not to woodchip your favourite stick, or convincing the fancy club at Movie Night to let your weird new housemate sit with them.

Packed full of mischief, mayhem and wordplay, every book features three fish-out-of-water episodes about this loveable canine crew - and their new friend, Edmund.
By:   Melissa Keil
Illustrated by:   Adele K Thomas
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 150mm, 
ISBN:   9781760507978
ISBN 10:   1760507970
Series:   Barkly Mansion
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 6 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Melissa Keil is the author of three novels for young adults: Life in Outer Space (2013), The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl (2014) and The Secret Science of Magic (2017). She won the Ampersand Prize and the Ena Noel Award from IBBY Australia for her debut novel, and has since been recognised in numerous awards including the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and the Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards in 2014; the CBCA's Book of the Year for Older Readers in 2014 and 2015; and the teens' choice Gold Inky Awards in 2015. Melissa's books have been published all over the world. Born and raised in Melbourne, Melissa studied Cinema and Anthropology at university and completed a short stint as a teacher in London. She now works as a children's book editor, and spends her free time being a giant nerd and hanging out with her dog, Hugo. This is her first book for young readers. Adele K Thomas is an illustrator and art director with over thirteen years of experience in animated film and TV design, as well as a long list of illustrated children's books to her name. Adele's experience in animation allows her to bring a unique liveliness and sense of movement to her distinctive illustrations. Her numerous books for children include the Pearl series, the Champion Charlies series, the Mermaid Holidays series and her self-published picture book, Animals Eat Their Veggies Too! She was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia's Crichton Award for her illustration work on The Monster Maintenance Manual. Born in England, Adele emigrated to Australia at 9 years old and later went on to study Animation at Griffith University's Film School. She is a self-described geek who enjoys collecting LEGO mini figures and hanging out with her dog, Jasper.

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