Felice Arena is one of Australia’s much-loved children’s authors. His books have topped bestseller lists and won several awards, including six Australian Children Choice Book Awards. Some of these include Whippersnapper, the Andy Roid series, the Sporty Kids books, the hugely popular Specky Magee series, and most recently his acclaimed historical adventure novels The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic and newest release A Great Escape. His books have also been published in the UK, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, and China.
Felice’s entertaining presentations are high-energy sessions that incorporate interactive theatre improvisations. Drawing on his acting and teaching experience Felice employs performance-based activities with the aim of bringing his stories to life and jump-starting a lifelong love of reading.
In his sessions for upper primary audiences he focuses on his Specky Magee series, and his acclaimed historical fiction novels The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic and A Great Escape. Felice’s also explores and talks about his connection to books and how we are all wired for storytelling.