From the award-winning author-illustrator of Mamie comes a beautiful and inspiring picture book that celebrates Dorothy Wall, creator of the beloved Australian icon, Blinky Bill.
In the land of long, white clouds and snowy peaks, a little girl is born. Her name is Dorothy, but her family calls her Dorrie.
When Dorrie moves to a land of flat red deserts and squeaky beaches, a koala appears in a gumtree outside her window. This lovable larrikin brings a bundle of mischief ... and changes Dorrie's life forever.
From the award-winning creator of Mamie, Dorrie celebrates the beloved and talented Dorothy Wall, and her treasured Australian icon, Blinky Bill.
About the Author
Tania McCartney is an author, illustrator, designer, editor and book obsessive. The founder of Kids' Book Review and The Happy Book podcast, she has over 60 books in print or production, and is published in around 20 countries. Tania's career in magazines and publishing spans 35 years, and her greatest joy is in crafting books for children, specialising in picture books, non-fiction and junior fiction. A juvenile literacy ambassador, her shortlistings and awards include the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the World Illustration Awards, MAPDA. the Wilderness Society's Environment Award, the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Australia/New Zealand, and the CBCA Laurie Copping Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature.
Tania has lived in France, England and China, and currently lives in Canberra with her family, a forest of artwork and a mountain of books.