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Come by Chance

By Madeleine Winch

A warm and tender tale of friendship, compassion, generosity and hospitality.

Out walking far away from anywhere, Bertha comes across a little abandoned tumbledown house. She sets about repairing the rundown cottage and soon settles into her new cosy home which she names ‘Come by Chance.’ There she lives, all alone, until one wet and wintry night when,one by one animals come from far and wide to take refuge in her shelter ...

  • ‘Come by Chance’ actually exists in the Australian bush. Having been salvaged, the house is now loved and lived in by two caring people and their ever-increasing ‘family’ of stray and needy animal friends. As in the story, the house is brimming with life, and newcomers are soon made to feel at home.
  • Part of the Walker Classic series of Australian and New Zealand picture books which feature new design and reproduction, as well as letters and notes from the writers and illustrators

About the author

Madeleine Winch is a painter and printmaker. Madeleine has been exhibiting successfully for many years both nationally and internationally and her work has been hung in a number of major award exhibitions. Madeleine is also the illustrator of Barbara Boulton's Edward Wilkins and his Friend Gwendoline.

ISBN: 9781921150845
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2009
Dimensions: 215 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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