When Emily Forbes mistakenly picks up a stegosaurus egg in the park, her life changes in all sorts of wonderful ways. But when the egg hatches, can Emily keep her new pet a secret from the evil landlady, Mrs McIlvray?
A CBC Junior Book of the Year winner from the one and only Robin Klein, featuring illustrations by Alison Lester.
About the Author
Born in Kempsey, New South Wales, Robin Klein has now had more than forty books published. Many have been shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, including People Might Hear You (1984), Seeing Things (1984), Hating Alison Ashley (1985), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1986).
Came Back to Show You I Could Fly won a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989. It also won the 1990 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, Older Readers, and was shortlisted for the 1990 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 1990 NSW Premier's Literary Award. This outstanding novel was named a White Raven book at the 1990 Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Her novel for older readers, The Listmaker, won the 1990 South Australian Festival Award for Literature.
In 1991 Robin Klein was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature in Australia. Robin was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters - Honoris Causa), from the University of Newcastle in 2004.
About the illustrator
Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet?
Her most recent book is Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during the second world war.
Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 1st June 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.800 x 13.0 x 0.400
Weight (kg): 19.8