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NOTABLE, 2018 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, EARLY CHILDHOOD
SHORTLISTED, 2018 SPEECH PATHOLOGY AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, FIVE TO EIGHT YEARS
Frances and Lindsay Haji-Ali take us counting backwards from FIFTEEN to ONE on this spectacular journey in the far north of WA. When Frances and Lindsay lived with their family in Broome, they often set out to visit Nana in the tiny outback town of Wyndham over 1,000 km north. These road trips took them across the magnificent Kimberley landscape and inspired this counting story. From bulbous boabs and wild brumbies to weary travellers, flying magpie geese and flowing waterfalls, Paul Seden’s striking illustrations capture the awe and excitement of this special family adventure. Young Molly’s imagination knows no bounds when she transforms her Australian backyard into an adventure playground on the high seas. Molly conjures up a pirate ship on her inland horizon and takes her loyal cat and dog along for the ride as she rows across the choppy ocean to the unsuspecting pirates. On board, she meets a feisty crew of salty buccaneers who look suspiciously like her own farmyard chickens. They are no match for Molly’s daring exploits as she walks the plank, dances jolly jigs, scrambles up the rigging (or is that a clothesline?) and steers the ship like a true seafaring adventurer.
"This book will bewitch young minds and broaden their scope for imagination."
Jessica Zhan Mei Yu
Books + Publishing
"Each page is a delight and I loved the way Sedden has used differing perspectives, challenging the reader to work out where they are."