Author(s): Wendy Harmer
No doubt you have heard of the fairies that live at the bottom of the garden. But did you know that fairies also live in the big city? Of course they do! Meet Pearlie, the fairy in the park. Pearlie has lots of jobs to do - she makes sure the slippery dip stays slippery, the flowers are open each day, and the spiders' webs are sparkling with dew drops each morning. But one day Pearlie wakes up to find everything is topsy turvy. The frogs are trying to spin webs. The possums are trying to paddle in the lake. And the ducks are trying to jump from tree to tree. What can have gone wrong? It's up to PEARLIE IN THE PARK to find out ... A delightfully funny urban fairytale for early readers.
WENDY HARMER began her career as a journalist and has had a hugely successful career in comedy - on stage, television and radio. She has written many scripts for television and theatre, and six books for adults. Her PEARLIE IN THE PARK books - a series for young readers - are bestsellers in Australia and have been published in ten countries around the world. The animated PEARLIE is now screening on Australian TV. Wendy lives in Sydney with her husband, Brendan, and their two children, Marley and Maeve. I LOST MY MOBILE AT THE MALL is Wendy's first novel for teens. She hopes it won't be her last! GYPSY TAYLOR is a production designer and illustrator whose career spans film, advertising and animation. Since graduating from NIDA with a design degree, she has worked as a costumer illustrator on a number of feature films including THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA - THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and Baz Luhrmann's AUSTRALIA. Gypsy is currently illustrating more Pearlie books for Random House. MIKE ZARB has been a storyboard artist and illustrator for over fifteen years, and has worked for various animation studios around the world. His animation design background influenced the creation of his vibrant illustrations of Pearlie and her friends.