CBCA's Notable Australian Children's Books for Younger Readers 2012
A laugh out loud story about not giving up.
Neville is the only kid in his whole class without a mobile phone. Or so he tells his parents. When it’s clear that Neville’s parents can’t be persuaded to get him a phone, Neville enlists the help of his mate, Enzo. Neville and Enzo are determined. Humans have walked on the moon; they have built the pyramids – surely if they put their minds to it, they can find a way. Surely?
About the Author
Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia. Creative writing was her favourite subject at school and she wrote stories in all these different countries. Anna is a doll maker and a sociology lecturer at Victoria University. Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot is her first published work for Walker Books Australia.
About the illustrator
Born in Pahiatua, New Zealand, Kat completed a Diploma in Fine Arts (majoring in printmaking), then spent a few years exhibiting and travelling the world. In 1995 she moved to Melbourne to study Graphic Design at Swinburne University. After gaining an Honours degree, she worked at various Melbourne design studios before establishing her own business, Designland, with her partner in life and design, Andrew Budge. Since then Kat has refocused on her love of image making, incorporating illustration in many of Designland’s projects, as well as undertaking regular commissions for a range of clients.
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st August 2011
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12