By Wild, MargaretIllustrated by Tanner, Jane
Who lives in that cottage by the sea? I wish. I wish. I wish it was me. A lyrical masterpiece by Margaret Wild and Jane Tanner.
Margaret Wild's thoughtful, award-winning children's books have been published with great success in many countries. They include Old Pig (shortlisted, CBCA Picture Book of the Year), Fox (winner, CBCA Picture Book of the Year), The Dream of the Thylacine (honour book, CBCA Picture Book of the Year), and On the Day You Were Born, all illustrated by Ron Brooks, plus many more, including Chalk Boy illustrated by Mandy Ord (shortlisted, 2019 CBCA Picture Book of the Year). Margaret has been the recipient of the Nan Chauncy Award and the Lady Cutler Award for her contributions to Australian Literature. Jane Tanner began illustrating picture books in 1984 with Margaret Wild's There's a Sea in my Bedroom (shortlisted, Kate Greenaway Medal; shortlisted, CBCA Picture Book of the Year) which is still in print 35 years later. Her many awards and shortlisted books include Drac and the Gremlin by Allan Baillie (joint winner, CBCA Picture Book of the Year; shortlisted, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) and The Wolf by Margaret Barbalet (winner, Australian Human Rights Award for Children's Literature; shortlisted, CBCA Junior Book of the Year). In 2017 Jane illustrated Storm Whale by Sarah Brennan (nominated, Kate Greenaway Medal; shortlisted, Prime Minister's Literary Award; shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards).
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