Astrid Spark, Fixologist

Justin D'Ath , illustrated by Terry Denton
AUD $13.95
Availability: Out of print

An electro-dynamic adventure about Astrid Spark, the girl who can fix anything with her incredible magnetic fingers!

Astrid Spark has an incredible gift - her fingers can fix anything that's broken. Dr Hu thinks she can even fix the hole in the ozone layer, so he invents a bagggoon (with three Gs for extra lift) to carry her into the stratosphere. But can Astrid really save the planet? Why do her friends Lukas and Kia-Jane want her to kiss them? And who invited that very rude galah?

What kids say about Justin D'Ath's books:

'Your books are funny, weird and great.' Megan

'They have silly words, craziness and mad adventures.' Haysam

'Justin D'Ath rules!' Sarah

What adults say about Justin D'Ath's books:

'Funny, mind-stretching and highly improbable . rattle along at a great rate.' Magpies

Author bio:

Justin D'Ath grew up on a farm in New Zealand, and he wrote his first book (a ten-page cartoon about his pet turtle, Bubble) when he was nine years old. Since then, Justin has had lots of jobs but has never stopped writing. He now lives in Bendigo and is a full-time author, although he still finds time to teach novel writing to adults and run writing workshops with children in schools.

Justin D'Ath's junior novels are inventive and highly entertaining, full of twisted science, unexpected plots and playful use of language.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781865087184
Awards: Short-listed Aurealis Awards, Children's 8 - 12 years, Long Fiction 2002 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: July 2002
Page Extent: 144
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Children's fiction

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