Kelp - A Comedy of Love and Seaweed
" Dear Mr Murdoch, You might recall me writing..."
Emily Tate is fourteen years old and yearns to become a business tycoon. Her problem is that she lives on a remote island over-run by seals, albatrosses and her own eccentric family - who pulp seaweed for a living and refuse to listen to any kind of business advice, let alone hers. So she keeps writing to Rupert Murdoch asking to be adopted.
But when Emily unexpectedly finds herself in control of the family firm she discovers that life as a kelp magnate has a serious downside.
What they said about Kelp
(Kelp was chosen as 'Book of the Week' by the leading UK newspaper The Guardian and won the Sanderson Talking Book Prize. It is published in ten countries. It was chosen by The UK Book Trust as one of its hundred best books for the year and the UK Girl Guide movement published its own edition for new recruits)
'Hilarious. Light-hearted, warm-hearted and genuinely funny. One-off books which burst from the blue - or the green - in this case - like these are a real delight.' Lindsey Fraser The Scotsman
'Full of intrigue and quite hilarious' Mail on Sunday UK
'The pace, wit and bizarreness are delightful' LIndsey FraserThe Guardian (UK)
'Linda Aronson is a playwright and screenwriter and this shows in the pace and sharp comic timing of Kelp... An absorbing account of what happens when sidelined youth gets a beating.' The Times London
'I couldn't put this hilarious book down' Cosmic (UK)
'A must-read' Dolly (UK)
'Hilarious story of a budding female executive. A genuinely funny novel' Daily Telegraph UK
'This wacky tale is almost in keeping with Roald Dahl's books for children... a true gem for school-aged children... The real value in this book is in its characters. Some of them will be remembered long past the final page. Cairns Post
‘I’m a huge fan of Linda Aronson. Kelp is one of the funniest books ever’ Mary Hoffman, Armadillo
Ian Rude’s whole life is an embarrassment.
With a name like that, what can you expect. He’s short. He’s skinny. His parents run a health food shop. Things couldn’t get much worse – could they?
Then Ian discovers that he secret superhuman powers – and they land him in BIG trouble.
Like, with the Maths Teacher from Hell. Is he cursed? Is he a genuine superkid? Or are the Teenage Energy Pills (with odourless garlic) that his mum gives him stronger than she realizes?
What they said about Rude Health
(Rude Health was chosen by the UK book shop chain as Waterstones 'Book of the Month' UK It was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award. It was chosen by Virgin Trains UK to be published in a special edition for their junior passengers.
'To laugh yourself stupid, pick up Rude Health.' Girlfriend
'A truly funny book' The Times (UK)
'Linda Aronson is one of the best comic writers ... another first rate tale of a teenager in trouble' Daily Telegraph UK
'Fabulously entertaining' Achuka UK
'If Roald Dahl wrote for teenagers he may have written something like Rude Health - but only on a very good day. Rude Health is a seriously funny story. Take the pulse of any teenager (or adult) who doesn't laugh out loud reading it.' Magpie
'A hilarious delight for all ages. Excellent.' Sun Herald
'Laugh after laugh... an excellent comedy novel' Launceston Examiner
'Totally hilarious... genuinely funny and moving' Bendigo Advertiser
When plain-looking Ian Rude lies that he’s a conservationist to get the best looking girl at Yarradindi High, he doesn’t count on being blackmailed by Natasha, the girl who put the ‘mental’ into environmental.. . Will Ian get the scrumptious Suzie? Will demented Natasha drown him in Syd Pocky’s toilet bowl? Is Ian really an emu whisperer ?
Another laugh out loud young adult comedy novel from Linda Aronson.
What they said about Plain Rude
Plain Rude was Critic’s Choice in The Guardian (UK)
‘Hilarious… constant entertainment’ The Guardian (UK)
.'Plain Rude is a crackerjack read. Along with humour and vivid characterisation, Aronson's understanding of the insecurities of young people is one of the best aspects of her writing' The Age
'Many adolescents have found that while the world doesn't understand them, some authors do. Linda Aronson is one of those authors. Aronson uses humour to explore without ever belittling the concerns of young adults' Daily Telegraph (Australia)
'This wacky and very funny tale is a great Christmas present for 8-12 years olds and will keep even the parents entertained!' Shearers Book Chain
'Hilarious' Collins Book Chain (recommended Christmas choice)
'Aronson is mistress of the spiralling frenetic climax. But there is a quieter message at the heart of the story.' Mary Hoffman Armadillo (UK)
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Ian Rude's life is never simple – hardly surprising with a name like his. It's not his fault that his gorgeous girlfriend's cello was run over. But now he needs repair money, fast, before she dumps him and starts seeing someone slightly less accident prone. Unfortunately, that means working at the psychotic Pocky family's Australian Wildlife Safari, where even the endangered animals have gone into hiding – anything to avoid the Pockys. Still, could sausages be the way to lure them back