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Millicent - Jeannie Baker

Paperback

Published: 1st September 2008
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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A reissue of the classic Australian picture book by Jeannie Baker about pigeons in iconic Hyde Park.

Millicent is a warm and gentle story about an old lady’s daily wanderings through Hyde Park to feed the pigeons. Along the way, we hear Millicent’s thoughts and feelings towards the pigeons that she so dearly loves. Her dream is to find enough feathers on the ground to make a coat, hat, bag and shoes so she will be warm and cosy, ‘just like a pigeon.’

About the Author

Jeannie Baker was born in England, but now lives in Sydney, Australia. Her work often has an environmental focus and has won numerous awards, including the Friends of the Earth Earthworm Award for "Where the Forest Meets the Sea" and the 2005 Australian Wilderness Society Award and 2005 Australian Picture Book of the Year Honour Book for "Belonging".

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    • Not What I expected

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    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Millicent:

    The book is too big and does not match the other books in the series

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    4.0

    Beautiful

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner

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      Comments about Millicent:

      Beautiful illustrations/artwork in Jeannie Baker's unique collage-style. Lovely and warming story about an old lady and her relationship with pigeons, set locally (Sydney).

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      5.0

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      • Beautiful Pictures
      • Deserves Multiple Readings

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        A great book from my childhood that I am very keen to share with my children.

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        Jeannie Baker

        Since 1972, Jeannie Baker has been making her collages, many of which are designed to illustrate picture books, but stand individually as works of art. Her unique collages are created from many rich textures, including earth, knitted wool and feathers, which, combined with more usual artists materials, achieve a wonderful three dimensional illusion. It can take Jeannie up to three years to produce a book. Jeannie was born in England but has lived in Sydney for many years.

        Internationally renowned, her work has garnered critical and public acclaim in Australia and abroad and also many awards, a selection of which include, Australian Picture Book of the Year Honour Book, 2005, for "Belonging", Australian Children’s Book Council Picture Book of the Year Award, 1992, for "Window", Notable Book by the American Library Association, 1984, and short listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 1985, for "Home in the Sky" and a Boston Globe Horn Book Magazine Honour Book award,1988, and International Board of Young People Honour Book Award, 1990, for "Where the Forest Meets the Sea". 

        Her latest book, "Mirror" was the winner of the Children’s category at the 2011 Indie Book Awards and also short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award. 'Mirror' was joint winner in the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Awards - Picture Book Category. 'Mirror' has also been short-listed for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA's) for 2011. Mirror was also short-listed for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for 2010 in the Children's Books category.

        Visit Jeannie Baker's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9781921150739
        ISBN-10: 1921150734
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
        For Grades: K - 3
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 32
        Published: 1st September 2008
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 23.5  x 0.3
        Weight (kg): 0.22