Magic Beach 20th Anniversary Edition

Publisher details

Magic Beach 20th Anniversary Edition
Author
Alison Lester
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
01 November, 2010

Synopsis

Imagine a beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, make sandcastles, hunt for treasures, explore rock-pools, fish from the jetty, and build a bonfire under the stars. Imagine a beach where adventure begins.

A bestseller and a favourite with families for twenty years, Magic Beach is now a true Australian classic.'In Lester's world, it seems that both the real and the imagined have a magic all their own - the magic of life enjoyed to the fullest.' - The Horn Book
 
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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