Exploration and big adventures

Anna Walker, Peggy Published by Scholastic Australia, 2012, 32p The Children’s Book Council of Australia, short-listed book   This is a quiet but lovely picture book. The author uses few words but the excellent illustrations strengthen the epic and the story has a deep meaning. Peggy is a nice, black hen living in a small… Continue reading Exploration and big adventures

About national identity

Mem Fox, Possum Magic. Illustrated by Julie Vivas An Omnibus book from Scholastic Australia, 32p Mem Fox is one of the most well-known Australian writers of children’s books and a former university teacher. I haven’t heard about her when living in Romania but I liked her instantly after reading an interview where she said that… Continue reading About national identity