Author(s): Wendy Harmer
PEARLIE AND THE LOST HANDBAG Poor Mrs Brown has lost her red spotty handbag somewhere in Jubilee Park. Where could it be? Pearlie and her friends must become detectives to solve the mystery. PEARLIE AND JASPER Hurrrly-Burrrly, it's an icy cold day in Jubilee Park when Pearlie has an unexpected visitor - a shivering little elf named Jasper. His home has been destroyed to make way for a road so Pearlie takes him under her wing and they set out to find him a cosy place to live in Jubilee Park. Not all goes to plan as Jasper is led astray and imprisoned by those dastardly rats in their dingy drain to be their servant. But Jasper has a few tricks under his hat to show those rascals and manages to find himself a perfect home. PEARLIE AND THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL It's only two days until Christmas in Jubilee Park! Pearlie, Opal and Jasper are so excited because Carols by Candlelight will be celebrated under the giant Christmas tree. The tree is glittering with marvellous decorations and topped by the most beautiful Christmas angel ever! But when a fierce, hot summer storm hits the park, the tree is ruined and the poor angel is toppled from her branch! Can Pearlie and her friends weave their magic and save Christmas Eve for the children and their families?
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.