Zana Fraillon

4 children’s books by the writer

Zana Fraillon was born in Melbourne, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. 'I grew up in a house that had a whole room full of books and comfy chairs and this was my favourite place to be. As a teenager, a lot of my time was given to practising magic tricks and my first attempt at writing a book centred around a girl who solves crimes using her understanding of magic.' At the age of twenty, Zana lived for a year in China teaching English in a remote rural area. She returned to Melbourne and now lives with her husband, three children, two dogs and a recalcitrant cat...Zana has written two picture books for young children and a series for middle readers that has been published in five languages. Her dreams of one day ending world illiteracy and innumeracy are far from being realised, but 'if you are going to dream, you might as well dream big.'

10+ years

No Stars to Wish on

Zana Fraillon

No Stars to Wish on

A little boy's spirit shines amid some dark truths in this tender and memorable novel about being taken from home and put in an orphanage.

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No Stars to Wish on

Zana Fraillon

No Stars to Wish on

Each kid only has one pair of shoes here. Number 49's shoes are a pretty good fit for me and I know they're new because they still have that plastic smell. But the real Number 49 is quite ...

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12+ years

The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel

Zana Fraillon

The Bone Sparrow: A Refugee Novel

Subhi is a refugee who has spent all ten years of his life in a detention centre. Jimmie is a girl who lives on the Outside. Beautiful, vivid, and deeply moving, The Bone Sparrow is an important, timely story of ...

£6.99

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12+ years

Armadillo Tears

Zana Fraillon

Armadillo Tears

Matais and Josue are Syrian refugees. Having reached the supposed safety of the West, they find themselves trafficked into the dark and unseen world of modern slavery. Alone and vulnerable, all they have is each other. But when they finally ...

£7.99

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