My father and I. We went to the edge of the falls for revenge, To find my attacker the magpie...
Luke Davies’ poem 'Childhood Terror’ describes in 9 lines the fear of a magpie attack and a boy’s reaction as his father helps him face that fear.
Together, author and illustrator have created a wonderful picture book that takes this poem and turns into a story of a dog and his pup on a journey to find the magpie. Brilliantly realised, the illustrations bring a whole new level to Davies’ poetry. Tender, funny and courageous.
About the Author
Luke Davies is an Australian writer of novels, poetry and screenplays, born in Sydney in 1962. Davies' first poetry collection, Four Plots for Magnets, was published in 1982, when he was twenty. His novel Candy was made into a film starring Heath Ledger in 2006. His other works include the novels Isabelle the Navigator and God of Speed, and several volumes of poetry - Absolute Event Horizon, Running With Light and Totem.
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st May 2010
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 33.5 x 21.8 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.386