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The Children Who Loved Books - Peter Carnavas

The Children Who Loved Books

Hardcover

Published: 1st September 2014
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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Angus and Lucy love books.
They have hundreds of them.
Then one day, all the books are taken away, and Angus and Lucy discover they need books more than they ever imagined.

A warm and moving celebration of books and the way in which they bring us all together.

About the Author

Peter creates picture books for children and grown-ups to enjoy. He writes simple yet poignant tales, accompanied by whimsical illustrations, which combine to create layers of meaning for the reader. His books include Jessica’s Box, Last Tree in the City, The Great Expedition and his latest picture book, The Children Who Loved Books, a warm and moving celebration of books and the ways in which they bring us together. Peter is also the illustrator of the Mr Darcy picture book series, written by Alex Field.

Peter’s work has been nominated for many awards, including the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, The Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award, Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year Award, and he has been a finalist in the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for three years running. His books have been translated into many languages, including German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

Peter was honoured to be a National Year of Reading Ambassador in 2012 and continues his role as a Love2Read National Ambassador in 2013.

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

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5.0

If books clutter your home, this one is

By Milly Molly Mandy

from Rockhampton AU

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

Cons

  • I Couldn't Downsize As Th

Best Uses

  • Self-savour Often

Comments about The Children Who Loved Books:

Great for sharing with children to foster the love of reading

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Peter Carnavas

Peter Carnavas was born in Brisbane in 1980. As a small boy he enjoyed copying out his favourite picture books and occasionally typed a small newspaper about the goings-on of his household. At age ten, Peter’s family moved to the Sunshine Coast, where he gave up the violin, took up the guitar and learned to fish.

Like most children his age, Peter was an enormous fan of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake. He spent most of his teenage years playing the guitar and drawing characters all over his school books, often wishing he could draw as well as his brother.

Peter initially studied Media Studies before becoming a primary school teacher. He has conducted cartooning workshops with children, painted school murals and developed an online travel buddy with students, which was awarded an Education Queensland Showcase Award. If it was all up to Peter, he would spend most of his time reading books with his daughter, trying to play the mandolin and drawing little pictures of people.

Jessica's Box is Peter’s first published book.

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ISBN: 9781921928161
ISBN-10: 1921928166
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2014
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 24.5