Elizabella and the Great Tuckshop Takeover

By Zoë Norton Lodge
Illustrated by Georgia Norton Lodge

Sometimes you’ve gotta bend the rules to straighten things out! The second book in the hilarious Elizabella series is middle-grade at its finest.

It’s the beginning of term for Elizabella and her gang, but instead of being a fresh start, it’s a rotten one. The school is falling apart and misery sets in when a big corporation takes over the tuckshop, leaving poor Miss Duck out of a job. Meanwhile, there’s a lice outbreak at Bilby Creek Primary and a competition to write the School Song. How will Elizabella deal with all of this? In true Elizabella style, of course!

  • Zoë Norton Lodge always wanted to write a book for children. And although her book Almost Sincerely and TV show The Checkout are geared towards adults, children are her biggest fans. A little bit naughty herself, Zoë is the perfect author to bring Elizabella to young readers everywhere.
  • Strong sisters with individual talents to share makes this series particularly life-affirming and family-focused.
  • School and family settings makes this series accessible to all readers and themes of friendship, family loss and healing, acceptance, writing and language tricks as therapy, judging what's wrong, pets and pranks are appropriate for an 8 to 12 readership.

About the author

Zoë Norton Lodge is a writer and broadcaster, known for her work on ABC TV’s The Checkout, Reputation Rehab and the live storytelling night and podcast Story Club, as well as her collected short stories Almost Sincerely. Elizabella is her debut kids series with illustrator (and sister) Georgia Norton Lodge. Featuring four titles: Elizabella Meets Her Match, Elizabella and the Great Tuckshop Takeover, Elizabella and the Haunting of Lizard Lake and Elizabella Breaks a Leg. She is currently working with Georgia on their first graphic novel Why Athena Why?

About the illustrator

By day, Georgia Norton Lodge leads her branding team at a Sydney-based design agency. By night, she moonlights as an illustrator with her side project Georgia Draws a House, where she delights people with deliveries of their hand-drawn homes. She’s also Zoë’s younger sister. The Elizabella series is their second book project together.

ISBN: 9781760650551
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 224pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 28/06/21 at 00:42:00
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