One winter's day my dad and I
Went down to see the carousel.
We stood and watched as round and round
The little horses rose and fell.
So begins the magical journey
of a small girl and a wooden horse.
A journey of music and mirrors,
of green hills and sunlit skies,
of wishes and freedom.
From this much-loved author and
brilliant new illustrator comes a
glowing, timeless picture book that
celebrates the enduring wonder
of the carousel.
About The Author
Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of many outstanding books, both for young adults and for children, and has won numerous awards for excellence. Abyssinia was winner of the 2004 South Australian Festival Award for Literature - Young Adult. It was also shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2004 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award - Young Adult and the NSW State Literary Award - Young Adult. In 2006 Ursula won both the NSW and Victorian Premier's Awards for Theodora's Gift. In 2007 The Red Shoe won the Queensland Premiers Award, the NSW State Literary Award -Young Adult, and was an Honour Book in the CBC Book of the Year Award: Older Readers. Ursula lives in Sydney with her family. She has recently earned a PhD in English literature at Macquarie University.
Her most recent picture book is The Terrible Plop, illustrated by Andrew Joyner, which since its publication in March 2009, has been made into a very successful play and been published in both the UK and USA. Her collaboration at Penguin with Tohby Riddle for The Word Spy and Return of the Word Spy is already proving how prescient an author she is, with the current emphasis swinging back to teaching the basics of grammar in primary school.
About The Illustrator
Formerly from Europe, Walter emigrated to Australia in the sixties. He started his artistic life in oils but his style has evolved and he sees himself as is primarily a diarist of the minutiae of life. He paints as a form of yoga and meditation to quieten the mind chatter and make peace with his thoughts and subconscious. There is no single narrow subject or style. Often he has no idea what the outcome will be and is as surprised as anyone else at what emerges.
For Ages: 6 - 8 years old
For Grades: 1 - 3
Number Of Pages: 36
Published: 31st October 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 24.7 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 28.0
Edition Number: 1