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Five unique children--Lindalou, who makes a flying boat; Ferdinand, who uses special spectacles to cure people; Andy, who talks to animals; Valentina, who paints people's feelings; and Ignatius, who can smell danger--meet through the craftiness of a magic spider.
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Published 1991 by Allen & Unwin
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Author: Anna Feinberg
Illustrator: Kim Gamble
First Published: 1991
Awards: CBC of Australia Book of the Year, Younger Readers and Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator.

Five stories of extraordinary children doing fantastic things, plus an epilogue connected by a minor character, Aristan the spider.

Lindalou and her Golden Gift - Lindalou can create from wood.
Andy Umm and the Silliaza Circus - Speaks to animals.
Curious Ferdinand and the Magic Spectacles - can see what ails you.
Ignatius Binz and hi
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Anna Fienberg grew up in a house filled with books. Her mother was a teacher librarian who relished stories as much as chocolates. 'On Sunday mornings we'd all lie in bed with our books, lost in magical wardrobes, witches’ spells, genies’ magic… What we were going to read next was just as important in our family as what was for lunch!' says Anna.

Anna started writing stories when she was eight, but
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