Herman and Rosie
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
For Grades: 2 - 6
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 22nd August 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 25.9 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 28.8
Edition Number: 1
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Set in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.
This is a tale about a big city.
It's a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze.
It's a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth.
But most of all, it's the tale of Herman and Rosie.
'Quirky, soulful and alive . . . a book to treasure, like a favourite song.' Markus Zusak
About the Author
Gus Gordon is an illustrator and author. He grew up on a farm in northern NSW and, after leaving school, worked on cattle stations all over Australia before deciding to pursue a drawing career. He moved to Sydney and studied at the Julian Ashton School of Art. Gus illustrated his first children's book in 1996 and has now illustrated and written over 70 books for children.
Gus's illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic – where animals take the place of humans in the narrative. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows.
Gus's first picture book, Wendy, is about a motorcycle-riding stunt chicken and was selected as a Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book in the 2010 Book of the Year Awards.
His new picture book is set in New York and is called Herman and Rosie.
Gus lives with his wife and three children on the Northern beaches of Sydney.