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Dirt by Sea : Honour CBCA Picture Book of the Year - Michael Wagner

Dirt by Sea

Honour CBCA Picture Book of the Year

By: Michael Wagner, Tom Jellett (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 20 September 2022 | Edition Number 1

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Explore our wonderful coastline and the joy of a family road-trip with Dad and Daisy!

Along the way, they will discover all about Australia and much, much more.

Daisy lives in inland Australia with her dad and her grandparents, loving the red dirt land around her. But when her dad realises she's never seen the beach, they set off on a trip you won't want to miss.

A once-in-a-lifetime father-daughter trip along the Australian coast that was inspired by the first holiday Daisy's dad took with her mum. With a journey map in the endpapers, you or your young ones could even start planning your own Aussie adventure..

For Little Adventurers: What They Will Learn

  • An appreciation for the diverse Australian landscape
  • The value of quality family time
  • The joy of discovering new places
  • Emotional growth through a gentle exploration of loss

A Keepsake for All Seasons

Dive into a modern classic with this visually captivating picture book, featuring 40 pages of extraordinary comic-style illustrations. This visual feast perfectly complements the heartwarming, uniquely Australian narrative, engaging both kids and adults.

Ideal for young minds from early childhood to middle primary, it offers an emotionally rich story that nurtures growth. This picture book is a perfect keepsake, equally delightful under a Christmas tree or as a summer day companion, making it a treasured addition to any collection

About the Author

Michael Wagner is a children's author, speaker and storyteller. He writes for early childhood and for older children and his recent books include Why I Love Footy illustrated by Tom Jellett. Prior to becoming a children's author, Michael played in a band that almost became famous, spent ten years working as a radio broadcaster with the ABC, wrote and produced award-winning animation for television, and wrote and performed comedy. He is the author of the Maxx Rumble series, the Undys series and the Ted series. He also runs the publishing venture, Billy Goat Books.

About the Illustrator

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer. He is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work includes a series about a little pirate (The Littlest Pirate), books about a teddy bear called Ted (Ted Goes Wild, Ted Gets Lost and Ted Hits Town) and the Sporty Kids series, written by Felice Arena. His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure written by Paul Newman. In 2011, Tom was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.

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