Congratulations to May Gibbs Trust alumni Elizabeth Honey and Glenda Millard, who both have titles on the shortlist for Children's Book Council awards this year.
If this book doesn't end up on next year's CBCA shortlist or the Crichton Awards for new artists, in my opinion there is no justice!"
http://suebursztynski.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/in-beech-forest-gary-crew-illustrated.html Den Scheer was only 16 when she started illustrating this book. She lives in WA, which has a fine pedigree for children's book illustrators: Shaun Tan, Marc McBride and DM Cornish. Gary Crew lives in Queensland and has won the CBCA award more than anyone.
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Best wishes to you during the National Year of Reading.