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  • One Dragon’s Dream

    Peter Pavey’s much-loved classic fantasy picture book is also a clever and unique counting book full of hidden surprises. Each picture poses a challenge to find the matching objects and visual puns and puzzles that abound within. Some are easy to spot, but some are more difficult…and some will have you looking for hours!

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  • Miss Peabody’s Inheritance

    In this powerful tale of love and loneliness, Elizabeth Jolley has woven two parallel stories into a dazzlingly original novel.

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  • Carpentaria

    The novel’s portrait of life in the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance centres on the powerful Phantom family, leader of the Westend Pricklebush people, and its battles with old Joseph Midnight’s renegade Eastend mob on the one hand, and the white officials of Uptown

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  • Peter Pavey

    Peter Pavey created some of the most unique and innovative Australian picture books. After studying commercial art at Swinburne Institute, Peter shunned the idea of going into advertising. His passion for children’s books and his connection to renowned illustrator Ron Brooks led him to illustrate Olaf Ruhen’s The Day of the Diprotodon (1976). Peter’s next […]

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  • Elizabeth Jolley

    Elizabeth Jolley was born in the industrial Midlands of England in 1923, and moved to Western Australia in 1959 with her husband and three children. Acclaimed as one of Australia’s leading writers, she has received many prestigious literary awards, an AO, honorary doctorates from WAIL (now Curtin University) and Macquarie University, and the ALS Gold […]

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  • Alexis Wright

    Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Her books include Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in Tennant Creek, and the novels Plains of Promise, and Carpentaria, which won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Victorian and Queensland Premiers’ Awards and the ALS […]

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