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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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Millicent
 
3.3

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1.0

Too Big

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from Melbourne

About Me Everyday Reader

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    • Not What I expected

    Best Uses

    • 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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    from Sydney

    About Me Bookworm

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner

    Cons

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      • Gift

      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

      Timeless

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      from Gippsland

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      Pros

      • Beautiful Pictures
      • Deserves Multiple Readings

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        Comments about Millicent:

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

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        ISBN: 9781921150739
        ISBN-10: 9780984860852
        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