It's hard to be good when your head is practically exploding with schemes! The hilarious Elizabella series is middle-grade at its finest.

Elizabella – ten and a quarter – is a Poet, Fixer of Fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. And when her plans involve making a swimming pool in the playground without consulting a single teacher, the students are behind her every step of the way. But what happens when Minnie, an even bigger prankster, shows up? Can Bilby Creek handle them both? And more importantly, can they handle each other?


Zoë Norton Lodge is a writer, actress and television presenter. She has been a writer/presenter on ABC TV’s The Checkout for the past five years, and has written and performed in various Chaser television shows. She often guest appears on various other ABC shows including The Book Club and Insiders (Talking Pictures) and has also guest hosted programs on ABC Radio Sydney. She also performs regularly at writers’ festivals and various other live events. She is co-creator of Story Club, the live storytelling night, ABC TV show & podcast. Her work is widely published in Australian anthologies including Best Australian Stories, Women of Letters, Best Australian Comedyand many more. Zoë always wanted to write for children; she loves stories that are inventive, surprising, smart, magical and a little bit naughty. Elizabella Meets Her Match is her debut children’s novel.

By day Georgia Norton Lodge leads her graphic design team at an award-winning interior design and branding agency specialising in the hospitality industry. By night she is an illustrator, married to 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 – this is their second book together.


This is the first in a new series that is sure to be a hit. A must have for the library collection – suitable for children aged 8 and up


Elizabella Meets Her Match is the prankster extraordinaire’s first adventure and certainly won’t be her last. Captivated by the young rebel, 8+ readers will be immediately drawn into Elizabella’s world and left wanting more.

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