Randa Abdel-Fattah was born on July 6 1979 in Sydney Australia. She is an Australian Muslim writer of Palestinian and Egyptian decent. Her first novel Does My Head Look Big in This? was published in 2005. Abdel-Fattah studied a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law at the University of Melbourne. During this time, she was the Media Liaison Officer at the Islamic Council of Victoria, a role that afforded her the opportunity to write for newspapers and engage with media institutions about their representation of Muslims and Islam. Abdel-Fattah was a passionate human rights advocate and stood in the 1998 federal election as a member of the Unity Party. Her book titles include: Ten Things I Hate about Me, Where the Streets Had a Name, Noah's Law and The Friendship Matchmaker. In 2015 her title Does My Head Look Big in This? will be adapted into a film.
On one level, Dragonfire is the action-packed story of Dahl, a stable boy who must conquer the evil Usurper to regain his kingdom. At another level, Dragonfire represents a boy's struggle to come to terms with himself -- including his other, more disturbing side. Full of dragons, demons and believable, multi-dimensional characters, Dragonfire is an unputdownable read.
She had always imagined she was a bright, beautiful caterpillar, but she realizes with horror that shes skinny, green, and plain looking. Her bright, cheerful smile turns into a frown.
But then a red-bellied robin flies out of the sky to talk to Mabel. Oh dont worry, little Mabel! Im not going to eat you! the robin says. My name is Eloise, and I have been watching you from afar. What seems to be the problem here?
When Eloise hears what it is, she tells Mabel that beauty isnt determined by whats on the outside, but by whats on the inside. She advises Mabel to continue being a kind caterpillar and sharing her beauty with others.
Mabelwho had always had a loving heartfollows Eloises advice by striving even harder to help her friends in the meadow.
Join Mabel as she learns the true definition of beauty and discovers that friendship and kindness can change the world.
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