'Wait a minute! What's in the box?' In this sparkling story, a little girl going on a big adventure finds just what she needs in her special, magic box.
Mannie is going on an adventure. She's taking her favourite elephant Lilliput and her doll Strawberry Luca. And she hasn't forgotten her special box of secret things, just in case the adventure gets adventurous...
A magical story that celebrates friendship, courage and the wonder of a child's imagination.
About Martine Murray
Martine Murray was born in Melbourne, and still lives there. She has studied acrobatics, dance, yoga and writing. In addition to her three Henrietta books, she has written two picture books, illustrated one, and written three novels that have sold extensively overseas.
Sally Rippin was born in Australia, but grew up in many other countries including England, Brunei, Hong Kong and China. She has written and illustrated many books, including the 'Fang Fang' books. Her most recent books include Gezani and the Tricky Baboon by Valanga Khoza and The Rainbirds by David Metzenthen, which was shortlisted for the 2007 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award.
For Ages: 2 - 4 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Allen amp; Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 24.6 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1
Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. As a young adult she studied traditional Chinese painting for three years in Shanghai and Hangzhou, which inspired her first novel Chenxi and the Foreigner.
Sally is the author of many books for children, including the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the highly acclaimed children's novel Angel Creek. Currently, she lives in Melbourne with her partner and three sons, and writes and illustrates full time.
Sally is a regular fixture at Writing Festivals and Workshops across Australia and overseas. She also teaches Writing for Children at RMIT University, is a mentor for the Australian Society of Authors and is one of the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassadors.