The Grolken wants the bird to sing, dance and light up his den.
The townsfolk want to display her in a palace of glass.
But the bird just wants to fly free.
The Moonlight Bird and the Grolken is an enchanting picture book
about possession, loss and freedom.
Anne Morgan won the Environment Children’s Book of the Year Award (Junior Fiction) 2014 for The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land & Other Ecotales (IP Kidz). Her books include The Sky Dreamer (IP Kidz) and the Captain Clawbeak series of junior novels (Random House Australia). She has a Master of Education degree and a PhD in Writing, for which she won a university medal. She has taught in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and China, and has worked as a professional actor, researcher and journalist. These days she has an adventure a day (real or imagined) living at Adventure Bay on Bruny Island.
This is the second book to be illustrated by Lois Bury. She is self-taught and is now a full time artist/illustrator and lives in Hobart, Tasmania, with her husband and Westie terrier. Lois spends time on Bruny Island and is inspired by the landscape and birdlife of the island. She has a grandson and has always enjoyed the creativity of children’s literature and illustration. She also loves drawing children and admires the sense of whimsy that many illustrators convey. To be part of the world of children’s books is a recent dream come true.