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WIN 1 of 34 copies of Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell: Monty’s Island 1 by Emily Rodda, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes on an amazing adventure!

On a tiny island far away, in a sea that ripples with magic, Monty never knows what he might find…

Monty, Tawny and friends receive some startling news: Scary Mary and her pirate crew are on their way, looking for a new island to call home.

What can they do? There’s no way they can hide – especially when Bunchy accidentally turns the whole island stripy with her new magic wand.

It’s going to take one of Monty’s best ideas to save them!

An adventurous and delightful new series from beloved author Emily Rodda.


About Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and has been voted “Publisher of the Year” thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000.

We publish around 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults. Our imprints include Allen & Unwin, Albert Street Books, Crows Nest, House of Books, Inspired Living (MBS), Murdoch Books and Pier 9.

Please note this competition is open from 1st April 2020 until 30th April 2020 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via Facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

  • I loved Watership Down… but not when I saw the stills to the movie in a book!

  • As a child it was sleeping beauty. Apparently I was obsessed.

  • I did not have access to fantasy stories as a child but I’m constantly reading to and teaching my many grandchildren to read and enjoy books. Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell, book of adventure and magic would quickly become a favourite.

  • Hanzel and Grettle gets my vote! I was always mesmerised by the thought of an edible house! I think this explains my sweet tooth today!

  • My favorite fantasy story was ali baba and the 40 thieves, so much adventure for one person and so much story to imagine and enjoy.

  • Alice in Wonderland was a tale that captivated my heart
    Fascinating adventures and explorations which were magically part
    Creative animation so unique, beloved and one of a kind
    Picturesque scenes to forever inspire & beautifully remind.

  • Cinderella was my most favorite one! It made be believe in ‘Prince Charming’ and ‘happy endings’.

  • The Dark Rising .. quest for Light over dark. Later in life realised Herne the Hunter part of UK folklore. Could do with some “lightness’ in these current dark times.

  • I loved Fairy Tales but especially enjoyed the Nine Brothers.It had a very strong moral element but I think I was more enthralled by the illustrations.The ponytails on the brothers was very out there for a girl in the 60s.

  • I loved (and still do really) the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It did lead to me constantly sitting in my cupboard waiting for a magical entry to open up but that was half the fun.

  • I never had a favourite because i loved soooo many fantasy stories but I’m sure these would becomey kids favourites

  • Jack and the beanstalk, I was absolutely convinced that it was possible to reach the sky if you climbed high enough

  • Always love the Fantasy aspect of Alice in Wonderland , great story with wonderful characters.

  • Mine would have to be Jack and the beanstalk. Loved how they climbed the beanstalk up into the sky and it was a magical place

  • A Wrinkle in Time. I loved that book SO much when I was young, I just cannot bring myself to watch the movie (just in case they’ve changed any of it!)

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