The story of an eventful hike in Gariwerd (the Grampians), from the creator of the multi-award-winning Rivertime.
Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.
About the Author
Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories, and she enjoys visiting schools and festivals to talk about her work.
Her previous books, Rivertime and Shine, were both highly acclaimed, and Rivertime won the Readings Children's Book Prize and Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards in two categories, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards.
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Comments about Rockhopping:
This is a follow-up to River Time (though would easily stand alone) and follows the adventures of Clancy and his Uncle Egg as they hike in the Grampians to find the source of the Glenelg River. The adventures were slightly more exciting than in the previous book, but the style of the fantastically detailed pictures of the beautiful natural environment continues to give a gentle vibe. The front cover suggests a picture book, but there are many words to read - it is a good read-out-loud to perhaps five years olds and up, and read alone for a confident 6-7year old and up - particularly those who love to pour over pictures as well as enjoy words to get the whole story.
'The drawings and text teem with vitality and wonder. Verdict: enchanting.' Herald Sun 'A reminder for mid-primary school kids that communing with nature has its own rewards.' Junior Books + Publishing 'A gentle picture book about the beauty of nature.' The Age 'A class act.' The Australian
Series: The Adventures of Clancy and Uncle Egg
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 23rd March 2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 26.0 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.45