A new story featuring machines and adventure from the author of Roadworks
Farmer John s rusty old tractor lies locked in the shed. Rusty yet trusty and orangey-red. When the rain comes and the river rises, will Farmer John s tractor be able to save the day?
Sally Sutton has a keen interest in European languages. She has an M.A. (Hons) in German, and also enjoys writing plays for the stage. Her first picture book for Walker Books Australia, Roadworks, won the Picture Book category of the 2009 New Zealand Post Children s Book Awards, and was followed by Demolition and Farmer John s Tractor. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters.
Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand s best known and most celebrated children s book illustrators. Her first book with Joy Cowley, Greedy Cat (1983), established her in New Zealand and the United States and their second collaboration, The Duck in the Gun (1985), won her the Russell Clark Award in 1985. The book quickly established an international following and its powerful anti-war message saw the book translated into Japanese and chosen as one of the 10 Children s Books selected for the Hiroshima Peace Museum. Robyn s 1997 book with Jennifer Beck, The Bantam and the Soldier, won both the Picture Book Category of the New Zealand Post Children s Book Awards, and the Book of the Year. In addition to her work as a professional illustrator, Belton has taught and run workshops throughout New Zealand for both children and adults. She has participated in the Book Council s Writers in Schools programme as well as teaching at Polytechnics in Nelson and Dunedin. In addition to workshops, Belton has spoken and published widely on the subject of illustration, and has had her work exhibited in New Zealand, Italy and Japan. Robyn Belton was the 2006 winner of the prestigious award for children's literature, the Margaret Mahy Medal.
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Dimensions: 266 x 238mm, 32pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $27.95
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock