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Author(s): Justin D'Ath; Heath McKenzie (Illustrator)
THE TWINS LOOKED UP . . . 'SHISHKEBAB!' THEY GASPED.BELLA WAS ENORMOUS.Jordan, Harry and Myrtle are on a mission to rescue an escaped pet snake. Bella is a giant hungry python who's spied a cockatoo for breakfast. Can Mission Fox save the day without getting tied up in knots?IT LOOKS LIKE THEIR SLIPPERIEST MISSION YET . . .
Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath is one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood. After three years, he left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike. While doing that he began writing for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989. This was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996. To date he has published 31 books. He has two children, two grandchildren, and one dog.
Heath McKenzie is a Melbourne based illustrator/designer who specialises in stylised illustrations. He has illustrated 15 children's books and his illustrations have also appeared in magazines, advertising campaigns.