A collector of computer games, a knitting needle ninja, a violin that comes to life, a cat with many names, a love that cannot be bought, a prince who finds a friend, an alien invasion … Welcome to a world of ‘beauty rich and rare’, a world of natural (and unnatural) gifts on every page – from humour to horror, thriller to fantasy – encompassing the past, the present and the future. Our ‘young and free’ creators include: Michael Gerard Bauer, Gary Crew, Justin D’Ath, Scot Gardner, Kerry Greenwood, Libby Hathorn, Leigh Hobbs, Sofie Laguna, Kirsty Murray, James Roy, Shaun Tan and Gabrielle Wang.
About the Author
Paul Collins has written many books for younger readers. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles: The Jelindel Chronicles and The Quentaris Chronicles - co-edited with Michael Pryor. Among the 150 books he has written, he also edited a dozen anthologies including Trust Me! and Trust Me Too. He edited Dream Weavers, Australia's first fantasy anthology, and The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Paul has been short-listed for many awards and has been awarded The A Bertram Chandler Award, the Inaugural Peter McNamara, Aurealis and William Atheling awards.
Paul is also the publisher at Ford Street Publishing, a children's specialist publishing everything from picture books to young adult literature.