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Possum and Wattle

My Big Book of Australian Words

Possum and Wattle( )
Author: Bancroft, Bronwyn
Illustrator: Bancroft, Bronwyn
Introduction by: Morgan, Sally
ISBN:978-1-921541-67-4
Publication Date:Jan 2010
Publisher:Little Hare Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $16.99
Book Description:

Possum in the Wattle is a lavishly illustrated word book of Australia. With over 100 words about Australian animals, plants and landscapes and aimed specifically at children, this book is definitively the first of its kind. Words include blossoms and bees through to wombats and willy willys. The pages range from neatly vignetted illustrations to large narrative landscapes. The book is designed to intrigue, captivate and nurture inquisitive minds and to celebrate the uniqueness of...
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Book Details
Pages:48
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Foreign Language Study / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):26.67 x 31.75 x 0.762 cm
Book Weight:0.313 Kilograms
Author Biography
Bancroft, Bronwyn (Author)


Bronwyn Bancroft was born in 1958 in Wales. She is a well known artist notable for being amongst the first Australian fashion designers invited to show her work in Paris. She has worked as an artist, illustrator and arts administrator. In 1985, Bancroft established a shop called Designer Aboriginals, selling fabrics made by Aboriginal artists including herself. She was a founding member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. Art work by Bancroft is held by the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. She has provided art work for more than 20 children's books, including Stradbroke Dreaming by writer and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal, and books by artist and writer Sally Morgan.

She was nominated for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award as illustrator along with author Ursula Dubosarsky.

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