Author(s): Zoë Norton Lodge; Georgia Norton Lodge
Elizabella - ten and a quarter - is a Poet, Fixer of Fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. And when her plans involve making a swimming pool in the playground without consulting a single teacher, the students are behind her every step of the way. But what happens when Minnie, an even bigger prankster, shows up? Can Bilby Creek handle them both? And more importantly, can they handle each other?
Elizabella is 10 and a (very important) quarter. She is loveably naughty, a bit of a prankster and the bane of Bilby Creek School principal Mr Gobblefrump's life.
Elizabella doesn't mean to cause trouble - it just seems to follow her. But when Minnie, an even bigger schemer, arrives in town there's a bit of a stand-off as each tries to outdo the other in the tricking stakes.
Sisters Zoe and Georgia Norton Lodge have created an irresistible new character in their debut novel for ages 8 to 12. A keen poet with a vivid imagination, Elizabella's efforts in trying to placate Mr Gobblefrump have hilarious consequences.
With a cast of other memorable characters in Miss Duck, who runs the school cafeteria, and long-suffering Dad, who revels in his garden, I'm really looking forward to this minx's next escapade.