Garry Duncan is an active conservationist and artist working from his property on the Murray River. He paints and sculpts, has held numerous solo exhibitions and been involved in corporate commissions. To see more work by Garry go to his website GarryDuncanLimited.com.au.
Born in Jamestown SA in 1963, Liz has spent all of her life in regional SA, & most of her life in the Riverland. She lives and works from her River Murray Property near Waikerie, which she shares with her husband, Clint, the youngest of their four children, Penny, (the older 3 have all ‘flown the coop’ and live in nearby Adelaide or Mildura) Rosie their Border Collie/Kelpie/Labrador and a group of egg-laying chooks and ducks. In addition to writing, Liz works alongside Clint as a visual artist and they specialise in kiln fired glass art made from recycled glass. The beauty of their natural environment inspires much of their work. Liz runs a studio/gallery on site that is open to the public by appointment.
Vince is an normal boy with an unusual dislike for animals. Well, you'd feel the same if your father was always working at a zoo and your mother had run off with a lion tamer.
Then, on his twelfth birthday, Vince discovers he has "the gift". He can talk to animals! You think this is amazing? Perhaps you should meet the spoiled and demanding zoo animals that Vince encounters. There's a penguin who wants fish fingers, a flamingo that wants pink candyfloss and an owl that wants sugared mice. Now Vince is expected to meet their demands... on his birthday! But everyone seems to have forgotten about that...
A hilarious, delightful debut for 6+ readers by actress, Sophie Thompson, with black and white illustrations by the wonderfully talented Rebecca Ashdown.
One of the best-loved Australian children's book characters of all time, this mischievous koala has continued to delight readers of all ages. This new paperback edition of a cherished Australian classic includes the original illustrations, bringing to life the wonderful world of Blinky Bill to today's generation.