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EMILY RODDA REVEALS DELTORA'S DEEPEST SECRETS IN PREQUEL

Lisarow, NSW (November 14, 2005) --
George Lucas did it with Star Wars and now award-winning author Emily Rodda goes back to the beginning to reveal the secrets behind the highest-selling Australian children’s book series in her new book Tales of Deltora.

Tales of Deltora is a special edition to delight all Deltora fans, revealing the traditions and legends behind Deltora — the stories of the ancient days, the advent of the Shadow Lord, the origins of the Ak-Baba and Adin’s original quest for the gems for the Belt of Deltora.

This is a beautiful collector’s edition full of wonderful new colour illustrations by Marc McBride, a must-have for all Deltora Fans!

The Deltora Quest series has had staggering success in Australia and overseas. It has now sold over 8 million copies world-wide (including 2 million in Australia) and is available in 30 countries. A Deltora Anime television series has been developed in Japan and will be released in 2006.

Emily Rodda is one of the most successful and versatile writers in Australia. She has written or co-authored well over fifty books for children, and as Jennifer Rowe (her real name) she writes popular mystery novels for adults. Her children’s books range from picture books to YA novels, and include the award-winning Rowan series and the outstandingly successful Deltora Quest fantasy series. Winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year (Younger Readers) Award a record five times, she seems to know instinctively what children want to read.


Published by Scholastic Press. RRP $29.95

Contacts:

Loraine Barnett
Scholastic Australia
(02) 43299236
loraine_barnett@scholastic.com.au

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