By Jeannie Baker

Two diverse cultures, countries and families are linked with warmth and charm in this two-in-one picture book.

This innovative picture book comprises two stories designed to be read simultaneously one from the left, the other from the right. Page by page, we experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families. An Australian family, whose way of life strikes a familiar chord, and a family from a far away country with a way of life that differs more than one can imagine. As we read we discover the simple truth that despite these differences we are all the same. We are the mirror of each other.

  • Innovative dual-book format. Effectively communicates shared experiences and values, despite geographical and cultural differnences
  • The narrative is conveyed wordlessly, with a short introduction and author s note in both English and Arabic
  • Winner of the Children s category at the 2011 Indie Book Awards and short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award. Also short listed for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA's) for 2011. Mirror was also short-listed for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for 2010 in the Children's Books category.

About the author

Jeannie Baker was born in England where she finished Art College before moving to Australia. She is the author-artist of a number of distinguished picture books including Where the Forest Meets the Sea, a Boston Globe-Horn Honour Book, and the recipient of an IBBY Honor Award. Another of her picture books, Window, was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in Great Britain and won the Children s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award. Her characteristic use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages is stunning and unique. Where the Forest Meets the Sea and The Story of Rosy Dock have also been made into animated films, both directed by Jeannie. Mirror was the winner of the Children s category at the 2011 Indie Book Awards and short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award. 'Mirror' has was joint winner for the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Awards - Picture Bookof the Year.


2011: Indie Awards

Children’s category - Winner

2011: NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature category - Shortlist

2011: Australian Book Industry Awards

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Australian Book Industry Awards presentation dinner in Melbourne on Monday 25 July during the 2011 ABA Conference. - Shortlist

2010: Western Australian Premier's Book Awards


ISBN: 9781406309140
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 276 x 260mm, 48pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $39.99
New Zealand RRP: $45.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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