Land Down Under and Other Australian Verses

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A Land Down Under and other Australiana Verses
Maggie May Gordon, illustrated by Samantha Metcalfe

There is no doubt that a 'Land Down Under' is a place of wonder with its unique flora, magical fauna and vibrant colours of a wide, brown sunshine-blest land. In this delightful book Maggie’s heart-warming poetry together with Samantha's captivating illustrations will take you on a journey through all those elements... and leave you wanting more!

About the Author:
Maggie May Gordon was born and raised in Sydney. She commenced writing when she married and moved to a property on the western plains of NSW which she found very conducive to writing about the characters, flora and fauna of the Australian bush. An award-winning poet, her verses have been widely published and used in eisteddfod and radio presentations. Her lyrics have been performed on stage and television. Maggie is the original author and lyricist of Eureka! the Musical (Her Majesty’s, Melbourne 2004) which was nominated for Best Musical in the Robert Helpmann Awards for Australian Theatre 2005.

Samantha Metcalfe is a Natural History Illustrator who finds inspiration in the unique biodiversity of the Australian bush. Working primarily in colour pencil, her realistic and detailed illustrations often focus on capturing Australia’s native flora and fauna. Samantha has illustrated several children’s picture books including A Rainbow of Feathers (with Jenny Gahan, 2020) and A Land Down Under (with Maggie May Gordon, 2021). Her first illustrated book, Carmichael’s Journey (with Shelly Fussell) was shortlisted for the 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia Award for New Illustrator.

Dimensions: H 27.5cm x W 21cm

ISBN: 9781922358936

Publisher: Little Steps

Publication Date: 2021

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 32