A tender and beautifully illustrated tale of a boy and his bird-watching uncle, on a paddling trip on Australia's Glenelg River. A story about slowing down, growing up, and connecting with the land and its creatures.
'All children need an Uncle Egg to open up the magical world of nature. We all need to get outside, away from television, computers and mobile phones, and what better way than a canoeing camping trip? This is a delightful story about the joy of the outdoors.' - David Suzuki
'Rivertime is a quirky, charming immersion into the life of a waterway and into the life-lessons a river can teach.' - Maya Ward (author of The Comfort of Water)
For ages eight to 12 years old
About the Author:
Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. She loves to illustrate and write songs and stories, and inspire others in their creativity and care for the planet. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories, and she enjoys visiting schools and festivals to talk about her work.
Rivertime won the Readings Children's Book Prize and Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards in two categories, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards.
Dimensions: H 18.5cm x W 26cm
Publisher: Allen and Unwin Children's
Publication Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 80