Tumblagooda: The Story of a Strange Lost Thing by Suzanne Ingelbrecht

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Category: Children's

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

ISBN: 9780645595369

RRP: $$17.99

In a small coastal town in Western Australia, 10-year-old George lives a peaceful life with Seamus (her Dad) until a cyclone hits Mirmouth and uncovers a strange creature. George and her friend Mac stumble upon this creature and try to communicate with it. They try to hide the creature from the rest of Mirmouth.

I could not stop reading The Story of a Strange Lost Thing. It was so interesting and I really wanted to know what was going to happen next. 

I cannot wait for Suzanne Ingelbrecht to publish book two. And I really wish that I was allowed to go to the beach on my own!

Reviewed by Avani, Year 3, Brunswick South Primary School, Brunswick Vic

Age Guide 8+



Suzanne Ingelbrecht is an author, professional playwright, director and performance-maker based in Perth, Western Australia.

She has been entertaining others since the tender age of nine when she wrote a play to cheer up her classmates during their sewing lessons…Always the drama queen, Suzanne has enjoyed honing her skills and techniques in dramatic storytelling through her plays, and now loves to pass this passion on to the next generations of storytellers and fabulous imaginers of wonder.

Now penned Tumblagooda for eight-to-10-year-olds (as well as all those who like to think they have never really grown up). And she is busy thinking about and penning books two and three in the ‘Tumblagooda’ trilogy from her custom-made Toyota Hiace Commuter van, affectionately known as Van Go, as well as other fantastical wonders of imagination. It’s all a far cry from teaching into the Creative Writing program at Curtin University, and inspiring artists with disability to follow their dreams.

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