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Walker Books Australia, 2011 - Children's stories, New Zealand - 271 pages
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The dark forest of Northwood has never seen the likes of Cecilia Undergarment before! Cecilia Undergarment likes a challenge. So when she discovers a sad and neglected dog, she is determined to rescue him. No matter what. But her daring dog rescue lands her in deep trouble. Trouble in the form of being lost in the dark forest of Northwood. A forest where ferocious black lions roam. A forest that hides a secret castle, an unlikely king and many a mystery. A forest where those who enter never return. But Cecilia is determined to find her way home. No matter what. -- Publisher description.

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This book is about adventure and I love adventure quests like this book.

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Brian Leston Falkner is a novelist who was born in Auckland New Zealand on July 20, 1962. He attended The University of Auckland and studied Computer Science but then went on to be a world famous author after receiving a degree in journalism. He has received many prestigious awards such as the Sr. Julius Vogel Award for Science Fiction. His first published novel was a junior fiction story about rugby called "Henry and the Flea". he has published 4 different Series in Young Adult books such as The Tomorrow Code, Brain Jack, The Project and The Assault. In 2015 he made the LIANZA Young Adult shortlist for his title Recon Team Angel: Vengeance.

Donovan Bixley has illustrated over 80 books across a broad range of genres including The Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald's Farm, The Weather Machine, Monkey Boy, and Faithfully Mozart. He illustrated The Three Bears Sort Of by Yvonne Morrison, which won the Children's Choice Award at the 2014 NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. In 2015 he illustrated Little Bo Peep and More...: Favourite Nursery Rhymes which made The New Zealand Best Seller List. He also made the shortlist for the Esther Glen Junior Fiction award 2015 with his title Monkey Boy. This title also won a New Zealand Children's Book Awards 2015 in the category of Junior fiction. Donovan Bixley will be a speaker at the New Zealand Book Awards 2015. He made the New Zealand Best Seller List with his title Pussy Cat Pussy Cat and More...: Purrfect Nursery Rhymes.

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