A hilarious, fully illustrated tale about an unlikely friendship between a girl and an octopus that is perfect for newly independent readers, from one of Australia's most respected writers for children and an award-winning illustrator.
Likes to eat tuna sandwiches.
Goes by the name of 'Oswald'.
It all began when Etta decided to take a bath . . . And realised she wasn't alone. In the bath sat Oswald. Etta had never had an octopus in her bath before.
At first, Etta thinks it might be fun to have Oswald around. But she soon learns that octopuses are not very good at being tidy . . . or cooking . . . or sharing . . . or even playing nicely.
Just as Etta has almost had enough, someone comes to claim Oswald. Oswald isn't perfect, but does Etta
really want to send him away?
A QUIRKY AND HILARIOUS ILLUSTRATED SERIES ABOUT AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP . . . THAT MIGHT JUST STEAL YOUR HEART!
Praise for Etta and the Octopus:
'A story of friendship, acceptance and helpful lists . . . A tale with eight times the fun' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'Wholesome, hilarious, unique and a whole lot of fun . . . A charming story about finding friendship in the most unexpected of places' BETTER READING
'A witty, illustrated tale that bridges the often difficult gap between picture book and chapter book . . . Wonderfully done and lovingly brought to life by Andrew Joyner's illustrations' READPLUS
'Delightful, charming, lighthearted . . . This engaging story is perfect for newly independent readers' READINGS
'Etta and the Octopus conjures curiosity, wonder, humour and suspense to bring a new twist to the age-old tale of an unlikely friendship . . . an ideal choice!' BOOKS+PUBLISHING
Zana Fraillon (she/they) is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning author of books for children and young adults.
Zana's books have won the Amnesty CILIP Honour Award, the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Readers, the Readings YA Book Prize, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the CBCA Honour Book Award, and her book The Bone Sparrow was chosen as the biennial book to represent Australia for the International Board on Books for Young People. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Prime Minister's Literary Award; the INKY Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the UK Crime Fest Award and the Aurealis Awards.
Zana was born and currently lives in Melbourne/Naarm, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. She has degrees in history and teaching and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University.