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Felice Arena Felice Arena i(A49123 works by)
Born: Established: 1968 Kyabram, Rushworth - Kyabram - Tongala area, Goulburn - Campaspe area, Northern Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Felice Arena grew up in Kyabram, Victoria, and undertook an education degree at La Trobe University (Bendigo Campus). He taught for a year landing a regular role (Marco Alessi) on soap opera Neighbours; he went on to appear in numerous British, US and Australian television programs and in stage shows in London's West End. He began writing while working as an actor in England, and his first work was published by a British publishing house.

Arena was an ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012 initiative, and has been an ongoing ambassador for the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge. He regularly makes use of his theatre background in presentations at festivals and schools, incorporating interactive and improvisational theatrical components to help spark a love of reading in children.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Great Escape Melbourne : Penguin , 2019 15639146 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'It’s a great escape, but will Peter survive it? When Peter’s family leaves for a trip across the border, he stays behind. So when the government builds a wall through the city, guarded by soldiers, tanks and ferocious dogs, he’s trapped.

'Everyone says he might never see his family again. But Peter has a courageous plan…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted Book Links Award for Historical Fiction
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Fearless Frederic Melbourne : Puffin , 2018 14998972 2018 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can?t help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an escaped zoo animal and fight off pickpockets and looters but, as the waters subside, can he find justice for his father and find out what courage really means?'   (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Older Readers
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Little Athletics Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 10741815 2017 single work children's fiction children's

Lucy willed herself to run faster. But the girl was sprinting ahead of her! This can’t be 'happening, she thought.

'Lucy loves being a champion at Little Athletics. But what if she can’t win first place?' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Younger Readers
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