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Josephine Wants to Dance - Jackie French

Josephine Wants to Dance

By: Jackie French, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2010
For Ages: 4 - 9 years old
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From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget.

Josephine is a kangaroo - who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.

When a ballet troupe comes to town and both the lead ballerina and understudy are injured, Josephine’s talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it and, more importantly, does it matter that she’s a kangaroo?

A very funny picture book that looks at the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams.

About The Authors

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

Bruce Whatley is one of Australia’s best-loved and most-respected author–illustrators. His most recent books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat, written by Jackie French, and its companion volume, The Secret World of Wombats, also illustrated by Bruce. The best selling team have also collaborated on Pete the Sheep, and most recently, Josephine Wants to Dance. Two of Bruce’s previous books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Tails from Grandad’s Attic, were named as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Looking for Crabs was shortlisted by the Children’s...

Jackie French

Jackie French's writing career spans sixteen years, 42 wombats, 120 books for kids and adults, translations into nineteen languages, and slightly more awards than wombats, both in Australia and overseas (that's overseas awards, not overseas wombats).

Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler's Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia's Honeysuckle Creek and man's journey to the moon.

In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780207200809
ISBN-10: 0207200807
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 9 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st May 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 28.4  x 0.2
Weight (kg): 0.15