Felice Arena – or Fleech – is one of the nicest and funniest guys in kidlit. The author of numerous best selling titles, including Specky Magee, Andy Roid, Sporty Kids and more, Fleech is a natural performer who brings his incredible stories to life during his presentations at schools and festivals. If you haven’t seen him in action then you’re missing out! I should know because I’ve been lucky enough to perform alongside him, thanks to our “Kicking Goals For Readers” show with Michael Wagner.

Last month Fleech came on our TV show, Kids’ WB. He played ‘The King’ in our handball challenge because his latest book is all about handball/downball/foursquare.

Handball FA-1

You can see part one of the handball challenge here. And then, don’t miss the Grand Final here.

For those in New South Wales, next week you can catch Fleech hosting the Sydney Writers Festival. I recommend you get along if you can, Fleech is a star!