Mel and Shell

Mel and Shell

Julia Lawrinson


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Shell and Mel are best friends, united by their love of ABBA. But when Scary Sharon decides she wants to be friends with Shell, and Mel begins acting strangely, things start changing fast. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty, honesty, and roller skating.


Julia Lawrinson:
Julia Lawrinson is an award-winning writer of books for children and young adults. She hails from Perth and, despite leaving school at 15, has a PhD in writing and a Bachelor of Laws with distinction. Julia has worked in a range of organisations, from the arts to parliament to health. She has presented at schools, workshops, and conferences across Australia, and in Singapore, Indonesia, and the USA, and loves meeting her audience and encouraging reading, learning, and curiosity. Her books are about friendship, family, and the occasional Jack Russell. She loves the ocean, reading, dog parks, and the word serendipity.