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Alex and the Alpacas Save the World

Written by Kathryn Lefroy


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Alex is expecting a pretty boring summer. But when Mum takes her to visit her mysterious grandfather on his farm in Tasmania, weird things start to happen ... Weirdest of all? Her grandfather’s pet alpacas … who can talk! When things go from strange to scary, Alex must use all her brains, brawn and bravery in order to survive the sinister forces threatening life as she knows it.


'Readers will easily relate to strong and courageous Alex ... Both highly entertaining and surprisingly endearing, Alex and the Alpacas Save the World is also about the importance of family and respecting the land around us.' Books+Publishing

'This is a fast-paced book with plenty of action, suspense and scary moments ... overall the story is entertaining and engaging and the alpacas make very appealing characters.' Magpies

'Kathryn Lefroy successfully makes us suspend disbelief with her witty dialogue and convincing characters, taking us on a page-turning pursuit that young readers (9-13) won’t be able to put down.' Writing WA

'Alex and the Alpacas Save the World ... skilfully draws from literature and myth – the duality of nature’s power, creation and destruction – to weave a story that is fresh and compelling.' Readings


Western Australian Premier's Book Award (Shortlist 2020)

ISBN 9781925815412 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Fiction for Middle Readers
Children's ebooks
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2019
Pages 224
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    Kathryn Lefroy

    Kathryn writes novels, screenplays, articles — and the occasional shopping list. She has a PhD in marketing, several screenwriting credits, and her stories have appeared in magazines, journals and online. She spends way too much time in conversation with imaginary characters, and not-so-secretly wishes she lived in a dance movie. Read more