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Mel and Shell
It’s 1979. Swedish pop group ABBA rules the airwaves, roller skating is cool, and Mel and Shell are best friends. There’s nothing they like more than making up dances to ABBA songs, and there’s nothing they like less than Scary Sharon and Stinky Simon. But things are changing, fast. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty, honesty and roller skating.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘This book is ideal for showing children a time when Australian history was told from a single perspective.’ Buzz Words Magazine
‘… this is quite a clever book. Julia Lawrinson understands the patter and concerns of tweenage girls.’ ReadPlus
‘Award-winning author Julia Lawrinson has penned a tale of serious middle-grade issues in a light-hearted approach that ensures an engaging and enjoyable reading experience for the audience.’ Magpies
‘Mel and Shell is a great read for tweens, and appropriate for class discussions.’ Writing WA
‘… Mel and Shell is an enjoyable tale about the complexities of friendship.’ Reading Time
‘I recommend this book for kids aged 10 and up and for anyone who needs a good book to laugh. I give this book 5 stars for the creativity and the good plot.’ Kate, age 11, Alphabet Soup