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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.

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ISBN 9781743316337
Published 26 March 2014 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Balla, Trace

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ISBN-13 9781743316337
ISBN-10 174331633X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint A & U Children
Publication Date 26 March 2014
International Publication Date 1 May 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Balla, Trace
Category Award Winning
Picture Storybooks
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Canoes and canoeing, Bird watching - Australia - Glenelg River (Vic.), Animals - Australia - Glenelg River (Vic.), Glenelg River (Vic.)
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 185mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 376g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 466140

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Wilderness Society Environment Awards: Picture Books 2015. -- Winner of Readings Children's Book Prize 2015. -- Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2015. -- Shortlisted for Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Children's Books 2016. -- Shortlisted for Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration 2015.
NZ Review '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

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Author's Bio

Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. She loves to illustrate and write songs and stories, and inspire others in their creativity and care for the planet. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories.

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