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When everything seems to be going wrong, sometimes you just have to stand up for what you believe in, even if it's just in your own little corner of the world ...

This was meant to be Alice's year to shine, but things are already going wrong...

At school, she's given young environmental activist Greta Thunberg as her pen pal for a fictional writing assignment. Why couldn't Alice get someone easy to write to, like a pop star?

Then she's put in charge of taking the Harmony Day Food Fair online, which seems impossible, especially when she is teamed up with the most annoying boy in her school.

As if she didn't have enough on her plate, Alice gets kicked out of her bedroom by her grandmother coming to stay. And no matter what Alice does, she'll never be able to live up to her infuriating big sister's achievements, right?

Through her letters to Greta, Alice finds herself opening up about her life. 

And as Alice approaches the hard questions by wondering, 'What would Greta do?', she starts to believe that she can make a difference - a big one.

About The Author

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Yvette Poshoglian is the bestselling author of over 50 books for children and young readers. She writes the wildly popular Ella and Olivia series (33 books + 7 treasuries and counting!), the Puppy Diary books and the Frankie Fox Girl Spy stories, and has written historical fiction including My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island. Her new book Dear Greta for readers 8+ is out now.

Yvette writes on Tyerrernotepanner Country in lutruwita/Tasmania and on the lands of the Kay-yee-my nation on Sydney’s northern beaches and acknowledges the lands on which she creates.

Yvette has worked as an English teacher in south west Sydney and consults on educational projects. Yvette works with the Technology 4 Learning team at the NSW Department of Education. She recently worked on Everyone’s an Author, a digital creative writing program featuring 10 Aussie authors.

Yvette is a regular guest and panel host at writers' festivals and continues to work in schools with both students and teachers in the area of creative writing, storytelling and literacy. She is proud to be an ambassador for the Books in Homes charity.

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