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The Hidden Forest - Jeannie Baker

Paperback

Published: 7th February 2005
For Ages: 8 - 10 years old
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A stunning exploration of a beautiful but endangered world, by the creator of the award-winning 'Where the Forest Meets the Sea' and 'Window'.

Looking for his lost fish trap, Ben thinks he sees something dark moving under the water. Is it a creature or only his imagination? Diving into the sea with his friend Sophie, he is amazed to discover a wonderful hidden world -- and the rich variety of creatures that live there.

  • A picture book that is essential in every school and home -- a simple way to study the effects of how we live on the world around us.
  • Each of the pages is lovingly created and clearly shows Jeannie’s respect for our surroundings -- a novel and unusual way to see under water.
  • 'When you see kelp forest under the water and you’re looking up, the sun is like the light of the sky: it penetrates the water’s surface and shoots rays down as in a rainforest. The forest is very magical and mysterious, and fish appear at times, like birds flying through the trees.' Jeannie Baker
About The Author

Jeannie Baker is well known for the strong environmental messages underlying many of her picture books, as well as her striking collage style. Jeannie lives in Australia.

"When you see kelp forest under the water and you're looking up, the sun is like the light of the sky: it penetrates the water's surface and shoots rays down as in a rainforest. The forest is very magical and mysterious, and fish appear at times, like birds flying through the trees." Jeannie Baker"

Jeannie Baker

Since 1972, Jeannie Baker has been making her collages, many of which are designed to illustrate picture books, but stand individually as works of art. Her unique collages are created from many rich textures, including earth, knitted wool and feathers, which, combined with more usual artists materials, achieve a wonderful three dimensional illusion. It can take Jeannie up to three years to produce a book. Jeannie was born in England but has lived in Sydney for many years.

Internationally renowned, her work has garnered critical and public acclaim in Australia and abroad and also many awards, a selection of which include, Australian Picture Book of the Year Honour Book, 2005, for "Belonging", Australian Children’s Book Council Picture Book of the Year Award, 1992, for "Window", Notable Book by the American Library Association, 1984, and short listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 1985, for "Home in the Sky" and a Boston Globe Horn Book Magazine Honour Book award,1988, and International Board of Young People Honour Book Award, 1990, for "Where the Forest Meets the Sea". 

Her latest book, "Mirror" was the winner of the Children’s category at the 2011 Indie Book Awards and also short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award. 'Mirror' was joint winner in the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Awards - Picture Book Category. 'Mirror' has also been short-listed for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA's) for 2011. Mirror was also short-listed for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for 2010 in the Children's Books category.

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ISBN: 9780744578768
ISBN-10: 0744578760
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 10 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 7th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.4  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.21