She attended the local public school in Dudley, Newcastle, and St Mary's Convent school. This is the first in a new series for children by author, columnist and actress, Sophie Lee. A vital clue leads them to the local dump where Edie Amelia recovers her monkey shoe and the missing documents that will help reinstate her father to his rightful position as Associate Professor at the University of Wobblebottom. There was no doubt at all that Edie Amelia Sparks was in possession of a fine talent for keeping things ordered when all around her was in chaos. Through the eyes of an adult, the story is unevenly paced and the characters indistinct, despite their idiosyncratic names and eccentric habits. Sophie Lee is best known as an actor who appeared in such films as The Castle and Muriel's Wedding. Cheesy Chompster, so called because of the masses of cauliflower cheese she eats on a regular basis , Edie Amelia embarks on an intrepid search for her monkey shoe that takes her from the curiously treasure-filled rubbish tip to the depths of Chinatown, where Edie uncovers more than a missing shoe mystery.
When used by the narrator or the very organised Edie Amelia, this voice feels quirky and fun — however when every character speaks in this way, it loses impact. The couple have a daughter, Edie, and two sons, Tom and Jack. So in that way, my characters don't have cell phones and they don't wear designer clothes and they are more interested in foraging through a rubbish tip and working with a magnifying glass and a flashlight than the Internet. A fantastically imaginative story for 7+ year olds from the well-known actress turned author and columnist, Sophie Lee. While checking that her party outfit for her ninth birthday is in order, she discovers that one of her most treasured possessions - a red monkey shoe with a crimson tassel on the toe - is missing. Lee has acted in a number of iconic films, including the Australian comedies , and as well as cult films such as and. Also that year Lee, on saxophone and vocals, formed a pop group, , with Gumpy Phillips on lead vocals and guitar ex-Battle Happy ; Tricky J as synthesiser programmer; Nicole Love on backing vocals; and Fiona Ruttelle on backing vocals.
In 2008 he was shortlisted for the Crichton Award for new illustrators for his picture book The Empty City, written by David Megarrity. If all else fails, you can contact me on my fb page or twitter. A fantastically imaginative story for 7+ year olds from the well-known actress turned author and columnist, Sophie Lee. So it came across as being contrived and rather annoying instead. With bizarre parents - an out-of-work inventor for a dad and a writer of macrobiotic cookbooks for a mum - Edie Amelia has become awfully good at containing chaos, coralling clutter and keeping order in a house oft piled high with scientific renderings and sweet and sour tofu balls. Edie has that ridiculous bio-dynamic, organic juniper cutlets and mung bean stew. But food which compares and contrasts so marketedly between the two different households.
The action frequently stalls in unusual venues and odd conversations and in a somewhat anticlimactic resolution, Edie sits down to explain events via an entry in her detective diary. I, for one, would be keen to see what this delightful and whimsical character gets up to next. She is also a commentator on the series. I think childhood is quite short. She enrolled in creative writing at University of Technology, Sydney and wrote her first book which also contained striking similarities to her own life. When working at in the early 1990s, she lived in.
That would obviously be brilliant. So it was something I began to write in 2004, and then I was interrupted by having children and having to finish my adult fiction book. Lee built on this in the media, speaking out on feminism, sexism and the need for sex education in the era. I mean, I didn't go to a restaurant until I was 17 years old - but if I tell her that she goes goggle eyed! Post a Comment I love hearing from you but I understand that blogger commenting can be a frustrating experience for many. Web Wombat's Sean Lynch caught up with Sophie Lee as she prepares to venture into a brand new world of literature.
How on earth can she attend her upcoming birthday party without said adornments shodding her feet? He also performs, designs sets and costumes, makes puppets and installation works. A vital clue leads them to the local dump where Edie Amelia recovers her monkey shoe and the missing documents that will help reinstate her father to his rightful position as Associate Professor at the University of Wobblebottom. Maybe I was just having a bad day see I'm still trying to give it a second chance! I, for one, would be keen to see what this delightful and whimsical character gets up to next. When working at in the early 1990s, she lived in. Make sure you're logged into your account before writing your comment esp on mobile devices , otherwise blogger will eat it.
Is it daunting, or do you feel any extra responsibility, writing children's books knowing that like your own up bringing the story, morals and ideals will have some kind of impact on the lives even subconsciously of kids when they grow up? With help from her friend and her dog, Edie is soon following a curly trail of clues to find her red monkey shoe so that her party is not a disaster. Book 2 is due out next month. Lee has acted in a number of iconic films, including the Australian comedies , and as well as cult films such as and. But things got out of hand when their neighbour the Blank Marauder turned up and somehow they found themselves in the Lucky Dragon Restaurant with a piece of purple paper and a mad scientist who desperately wanted it. Edie Amelia and the Monkey Shoe Mystery Author s : Share Edie Amelia Sparks is a neat girl with very messy parents. Freaked Out Flower Children's version reached No. A fantastically imaginative story from the well-known actor turned author and columnist, Sophie Lee.
Edie was a likeable character and the mystery was an age appropriate adventure. Author Information Sophie Lee has written two detective stories for children, Edie Amelia And The Monkey Shoe Mystery and Edie Amelia and The Runcible River Fever, as well as Alice in La La Land, a novel for young adults. This is her first book for children and the beginning of a new series. I really enjoy a junior fiction novel that doesn't skimp on a relatively intricate plot or sophisticated wordage, with colourful characters, lots of action and maybe even a little silliness. He also performs, designs sets and costumes, makes puppets and installation works. The book is inspired by her time spent in Hollywood. Wonderfully, Lee doesn't do any skimping in Edie Amelia.
Her first feature film was Raw Silk in 1988. So where do you go from here? Special shoes with monkey faces on them are Edie's concern as she gets out her birthday clothes for the occasion. She is also a commentator on the series. H ow does the idea of doing a children's book actually come about? That's when the real fun begins. When working at in the early 1990s, she lived in.