The Sampling: Once Upon a Wickedness

By Fleur Beale

Fleur Beale—one of Aotearoa’s most prolific children’s authorsappeals to a younger audience with her latest offering, titled Once Upon a Wickedness. This magical adventure story, with its powerful messages, brave heroine, and familiar fairytale backdrop is sure to turn another generation of kiwi readers into Beale fans. Check out an extract below as part of our Summer Excerpt Series showcasing the junior and young adult titles from the 2023 Storylines Notable Book Awards.

Once Upon a Wickedness

By Fleur Beale

Illustrated by Lily Uivel

Published by Penguin Random House

RRP: $22.00

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