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Melissa Gijsbers

Melissa Gijsbers is an author with three middle grade books and one picture book currently available, as well as working with young writers. She lives in Traralgon with her two teenage boys, pet blue-tongue lizard, and pet budgies. Find out more at

The Green Oaks Primary School books, Swallow Me, Now and 3, 2,1 Done! focus on inclusion and difference. The fantasy book Lizzy’s Dragon is a heartwarming tale of a girl who finds a dragon, or is it something even more amazing?

The picture book My Princess Wears a Superhero Cape features Lydia and Zoe who are stuck inside on a rainy day playing with their princess dolls. Can Lydia show Zoe that princesses can wear a superhero cape and a pink dress?

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