Alison Lester’s Wonderful World

Synopsis

Alison Lester started drawing horses when she was a little girl, and she has been making pictures ever since. Her affectionate illustrations of birds, animals, plants and people celebrate the wonderful world around us.In her introduction, Alison recalls getting into trouble for doodling on books, walls and tablecloths, without realising she was doing it. She gives tips on how to draw, encouraging children to try different techniques and to keep on drawing, every day!Pick up your pencils, pens and crayons, and colour the pictures from the stories you've enjoyed over the years - Imagine, Magic Beach, Kissed by the Moon, Noni the Pony and more. 
Alison Lester
About the author

Alison Lester

Alison Lester grew up on a farm by the sea, and first rode a horse as a baby in her father's arms. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. Alison is involved in many community art projects and spends part of every year travelling to remote Indigenous communities, using her books to help children and adults write and draw about their own lives.In 2012, Alison became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate, a position she shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, she was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book creator to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life. In 2019, Alison was awarded an Australia Post Legends Award and featured on a stamp, as well as being the recipient of a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.

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