Genie in Charge

Genie in Charge

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Everyone knows that genies can only grant wishes, not make them, right? Well, not quite ... When Poppy graduates from her final stage of genie training, she'll be allowed to make one special wish - for her job after Genie High. She already knows exactly what she wants: to work in the stables with all the magic carpets! The only problem is that first, Poppy has to mentor a Stage Two genie called Aggi. Aggis is the strangest genie Poppy's ever met - she's rude, she hates being a genie, and she thinks riding magic carpets is stupid. If Aggi doesn't start behaving like a proper genie, Poppy might never get her wish!
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 132 x 169 x 10.41mm | 181.44g
  • Australia
  • English
  • 1921848839
  • 9781921848834
  • 308,154

About Meredith Badger

The first thing that Meredith Badger ever wanted to be was a writer and illustrator. Actually, the very first thing she wanted to be was a tight-rope walker because she wanted to wear a tutu and carry a parasol. But once she realised her balance wasn't all that great, she decided she'd like to make books instead.

And this is exactly what she has done since her first published story appeared in DOLLY magazine at the age of 15. Today Meredith is the modest author of over 375,000 books sold across Australia and New Zealand. She is one of the main contributing authors of the phenomenal Go Girl! titles, a series which has now sold over 1.6 million copies across Australia and New Zealand since 2005. Her penned titles are a favourite with the young fans of the series and her popularity is reflected in her event appearances. Meredith was most recently mobbed while visiting schools in the highly publicised Books Alive 2008 campaign.

This ability to connect with the real girls of today is something that Meredith takes pride in "Writing a Go Girl! often involves delving back into distant schoolyard memories. Sometimes they are funny in hindsight, sometimes they are still embarrassing or painful! Lots of things have changed since I was at school, but the fundamentals are still the same - friendship, siblings, sport, school, and the ups and downs of life as a pre-teen."

Meredith's other credits include writing and illustrating a picture book Cinderella, with an Australian twist and the very cute Fairy School Drop-Out trilogy. Fairy School Drop-out came about when Meredith found herself wondering `what if you were born a fairy, but weren't very good at being one...and would rather be `normal'? `The fun part of this series was inventing all the high-tech fairy contraptions,' says Meredith. `The problem is I started to really want the things that I invented - like the hover lamp, for instance.'

Her most recently completed book - Tweenie Genie: Genie in Training - aims to `debunk the myths' surrounding genies. Poppy discovers on her twelfth birthday that she is not as ordinary as she had always presumed. She is actually a genie, and is expected to start behaving like one straight away!

Meredith divides her time between working in new media, writing, and eaves-dropping on kids when she's in her local South Melbourne park with her three-year-old daughter. Michelle Mackintosh is a book designer and illustrator with a passion for mixing up the discarded with the new, collaging vintage, cute and modern aesthetics into something totally unique. She has designed dozens of books on a wide range of topics, from cookbooks and craft to city guides and diaries. She has illustrated six books written by her husband Steve Wide, and has worked on books for authors as diverse as Beci Orpin, Antonia Kidman, Margaret Fulton, and John Marsden, to name a few. She has won numerous design awards, and her books have been finalists and received commendations at the APA Book Design Awards. She has also been a judge at the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club (MADC) awards, and in Germany her book design for the Twilight series won book design of the year in its category. Michelle is a self-confessed stationery nerd, a passionate reader, a history enthusiast, and a lover of all things music and pop culture.
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4 19% (5)
3 7% (2)
2 7% (2)
1 4% (1)
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