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Fremantle Press authors from Holden Sheppard to HM Waugh share their stories of the teachers that inspired and encouraged them

As it comes to the end of the school year, we know that teachers everywhere will be getting ready to enjoy the Christmas holidays after a busy year. To acknowledge you for all the hard work you do day in day out, we asked four Fremantle Press authors to share their stories of teachers who have inspired and encouraged them on the path to becoming writers and illustrators.

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Children's author Julia Lawrinson explores how fiction can open up discussions about morality in the classroom

Julia Lawrinson’s new novel, Maddie in the Middle, is the story of schoolgirl friendships, peer pressure and the notion of right and wrong. When Maddie makes friends with new girl Samara, she finds herself stealing chocolate to raise money to help Samara’s family. But when they get caught, Maddie ends up taking the blame. Did Maddie do the wrong thing, even if it was for the right reasons?

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