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Where the Forest Meets the Sea - Jeannie Baker

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Paperback

Published: 28th May 1990
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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Colourful collages with an environmental theme from an award-winning artist.

"Each time the reader opens the book, there is something new and delightful to catch the eye." New Scientist When a young boy visits a tropical rain forest, he pretends it is a long time ago and that extinct and rare animals live in the forest, and aboriginal children play there. But how much longer will the rainforest remain, he wonders?

  • Perfect to use in the classroom for discussing Australian conservation and environment issues or to use as part of the visual literacy component.
  • A perfect gift to send overseas.
  • Also available in big book.

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.

Awards

1988: CBCA Awards
Picture Book of the Year Award - Shortlist - Honour Book

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Each time the reader opens the book, there is something new and delightful to catch the eye. * New Scientist *

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.

Visit Jeannie Baker's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780744513059
ISBN-10: 0744513057
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 28th May 1990
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.1  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition