Darcy Moon and the Deep-fried Frogs

Author Catherine Carvell

Publisher Fremantle Arts Centre Press

Genre Junior fiction

Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs is a slimy adventure story with environmental themes and more slimy stuff than most other books.

Darcy Moon is an ordinary girl with ordinary problems. She’s low on cash and low on the necessary street cred to fit in with the cool crowd. But Darcy’s life is about to take a great leap forward. When a freaked-out frog asks for help, it’s up to her to fix the food chain, save the swamp and prove that money can’t buy everything.

This slimy adventure story is an enjoyable romp with environmental themes.

‘The plot is gloriously over-the-top with a brazen villain, an unexpected connection and copious frog sweat.’ Magpies

‘This is a finely balanced adventure for eight- to 11-year-olds that touches on many other issue too, including acceptance, pride and the power of working together.’ Junior Books+Publishing

‘I had some laugh out loud moments reading this story and would be interested to see Darcy Moon return for more environmental adventures in the future.’ Kids Book Review

‘The book has a clear environmental message told in a quirky way.’ Reading Time


Catherine_CarvellCatherine Carvell lives in Singapore with her husband, children and two pet turtles. Sometimes, Catherine talks to the turtles, but thankfully, they don’t talk back.



Michael Scott Parkinson is a comic artist/colourist and children’s illustrator. Previously a children’s librarian, he has changed his attention to focus on writing and illustrating books and comic books for kids. He likes to write and illustrate stories that are just slightly off kilter and particularly enjoys stories that can be read out loud (and enjoys it even more when there are people to read to). Michael_Scott_Parkinson

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