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The Turtle Who Befriended Fear

By Nevenka Alempijevic - Illustrated by Ella Rousseau - ISBN: 9781923101630

RRP: $26.95

The Turtle Who Befriended Fear
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Nevenka Alempijevic is passionate about mental health and well-being having worked in the sector for over a decade. Her engagement in this sector is underpinned by a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology and a master’s degree in Suicidology.  

Nevenka aims to distil complex concepts into easily palatable ideas so that they can be more accessible to the public. Her vision revolves around facilitating meaningful discussions and skill development within families through literary interaction, helping them to navigate life's inevitable hurdles.
The ‘Turtle Who Befriended Fear’ follows her debut work titled ‘The Hippo Who Found True Beauty,’ which marked her introduction to the world of children's literature.

The Turtle Who Befriended Fear

By Nevenka Alempijevic - Illustrated by Ella Rousseau - ISBN: 9781923101630

RRP: $26.95

Embarking on a transformative journey, 

a little turtle discovers that fear is a universal companion, 
present in the hearts of all of us, including the brave. 

By learning strategies to calm the body, the turtle focuses
on making choices that give it meaning and purpose.  
Ultimately real strength emerges when we courageously face our fears.

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old

"A helpful reminder that fear is felt by all, even those who look the bravest. This book has some amazing examples to help push through the fear and to teach our little ones how to live life to the fullest!" Cleo… Indie Book Reviewer



Ella is a Sydney-based artist with a passion for illustration and 2D animation.

She graduated with an Honours degree in Design in Animation at UTS in 2021 and enjoys creating colourful, whimsical characters and worlds, especially for children’s books!

Ella is passionate about bringing a sense of imagination and childhood wonder to her work, creating playful illustrations that she hopes will bring a smile to readers of all ages!


2024 QLD Literary Award Turtle Who Befriended Fear

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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