A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle.
A tender and beautifully illustrated tale of a boy and his bird-watching uncle, on a paddling trip on Australia's Glenelg River. A story about slowing down, growing up, and connecting with the land and its creatures.
'All children need an Uncle Egg to open up the magical world of nature. We all need to get outside, away from television, computers and mobile phones, and what better way than a canoeing- camping trip? This is a delightful story about the joy of the outdoors.' David Suzuki.
'Rivertime is a quirky, charming immersion into the life of a waterway and into the life-lessons a river can teach.' Maya Ward (author of The Comfort of Water.
Praise for Rivertime:
'The drawings and text teem with vitality and wonder. Verdict: enchanting.' Herald Sun
'A reminder for mid-primary school kids that communing with nature has its own rewards.' Junior Books + Publishing
'A gentle picture book about the beauty of nature.' The Age
'A class act.' The Australian
- 80 pages.
- beautifully illustrated.
- Great for children aged 8 to 12 years.
- Short-listed Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - Children's Books 2016 AU.
- Short-listed NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature 2015 AU.
- Short-listed CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New Illustrators, 2015 2015 AU.
- Short-listed CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2015 2015 AU.
- Winner The Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, Picture Fiction category 2015 AU.
- Winner Readings Children's Book Prize 2015 AU; Short-listed Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award 2014 AU.