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My Nanna Is A Ninja - Damon Young


Published: 26th February 2014
RRP $24.95
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A laugh-aloud picture book celebrating nannas everywhere from a talented author and illustrator team.

Some nannas dress in pink when they jog around the track.

But my nanna is a ninja … so she dresses up in black.

All nannas are different.

But what if your nanna was really different?

What if your nanna was a ninja?

This fun, poetic picture book portrays the many different guises, faces and personalities that nannas can have and demonstrates the significance of their role in the modern family.

About the Authors

Damon Young is a Melbourne-based philosopher, author and commentator.

His previous books include: Distraction: A Philosopher’s Guide to Being Free and Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness. He regularly publishes opinions, commentaries and reviews in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Australian Literary Review, Herald-Sun and BBC,and is a regular columnist for the ABC and Canberra Times. He also writes poetry and fiction for Overland and Meanjin magazines. He has two children, Nikos and Sophia, who keep him up to date on the things that children like and don’t like!

Peter Carnavas grew up in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. He later became a primary school teacher and taught at Clermont State School. It was during his time as a teacher that Peter began to immerse himself in picture books and take his storytelling a little more seriously.

Peter’s first book, Jessica’s Box, was published in 2008. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the 2009 CBCA Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators. He has since written and illustrated many picture books, which have been translated into languages such as German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

Peter lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife, two daughters and a scruffy dog that occasionally escapes.

ISBN: 9780702250095
ISBN-10: 0702250090
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 26th February 2014
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 25.5
Weight (kg): 26.7