Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela

If you're going to be a good writer, the biggest skill you need is to be good at making trouble...

Grimsdon
Wolfie an unlikely hero
Max Remy
Final Storm

After completing a teaching degree, Deb went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail…twice! She has written 26 books, including the Max Remy Superspy and Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series. Her crankiness about climate change led to the novels, Grimsdon, New City and Final Storm. Her first picture book is, Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero and was chosen by Dolly Parton to be part of her Imagination Library. She is a proud ambassador for the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Room to Read and Books in Homes. 

Deborah's programs

There's a Dinosaur in my Bedroom

Age: 7-10 years

Writing focus: Narrative, Poetry

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Description

Deborah Abela is encouraging students to have fun writing about the chaos and carnage caused by a dinosaur rampaging through a bedroom. What will happen? What will the neighbours think? Your students are the co-authors and they decide what happens next!

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Dinosaurs Littlescribe Book
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Scrappy

Age: 9-12 years, 12-14 years

Writing focus: Narrative, Character Stereotypes, Family

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Scrappy story starter page 1
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Deborah Abela has shared her teaching ideas and writing techniques, and is encouraging students to use their own experiences to write a story about family members who are not behaving the way they should. What if the misunderstood, ‘bad’ character turned out to be the hero? Your students are the Co-authors and they decide what happens next!

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The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

Age: 9-12 years, 12-14 years

Writing focus: Narrative, Resilience, Competition, Family

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Deborah Abela Front Cover of The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee
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Deborah Abela has provided some text from her published story and shared her teaching ideas and writing techniques to encouraging students to use their own experiences to write a story about a character encouraged to pursue her talents. What stupendously spectacular thing will happen to make this Spelling Bee so exciting? Your students are the Co-authors and they get to decide.

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What's included

For Students and Teachers:

  • One printed 12-page A5 book per student
  • Videos from author
  • The story starter
  • Writing program, linked to the curriculum
  • Reference to quality text and research
  • A digital book per student for life

Pricing

Price per student licence:

  • 1 – 99 = $19.80
  • 100 – 499 = $17.60
  • 500 or more = $16.50

Every digital book can also create digital classroom libraries and bookclubs for parents to enjoy.

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