Volume One of reference work listing all children's books by Australians together with children's books about Australia from 1774 to 1972. Entries provide physical descriptions, dates, publishers, illustrations, awards received and, in some cases, remarks on the content. Entries are arranged by author. Title and illustrator indexes are included.
In 1929, Beattie Blaxland had dreams. Big dreams. She dreamed of a life of fashion and fabrics. One thing she never dreamed was that she would find herself pregnant to her married lover, just before her nineteenth birthday. In 2009, Emma Blaxland-Hunter was living her dream. A prima ballerina with the London Ballet, she had everything... Until the moment she lost it all. Separated by decades, both women must find the strength to rebuild their lives. A legacy from one to the other will lead to Wildflower Hill, a place where a woman can learn to stand alone long enough to realise what she really wants.
In this book, Peter Bernhardt takes us on a grand tour of the botanical realm, weaving engaging descriptions of the lovely shapes and intriguing habits of flowering plants with considerations of broader questions, such as why there are only six basic shapes of flowers and why the orchid family is so numerous and so bizarre. Everyone from amateur naturalists and gardeners to plant scientists will find Wily Violets and Underground Orchids a lively guide to botanical lore.
Thomas Palfy's latest book, the second in the Postcards from... series, takes us to Melbourne, Australia, the home town of the author. A selection of photographs is presented of the City buildings, old and new, from the river Yarra, the beachfront and the forests of the Dandenong Ranges. It is of interest to visitors and residents alike.