Ayu and the Perfect Moon

By David Cox
Illustrated by David Cox

The full moon rises over the palm trees of a small Balinese village as a young girl, Ayu, performs the traditional Indonesian dance, the Legong.

An atmospheric book by award-winning author David Cox, which tells how a young girl in Indonesia once performed the beautiful Legong dance for her village. Be transported into the heart of Balinese village life, as you hear elderly dance instructor Ayu's story of her childhood experiences. The thudding drums, banging gongs, tinkling gamelan and the bamboo flute create a truly atmospheric background to this wonderfully cultural story about traditional Balinese music, dance and village life. Written beautifully by award-winning author David Cox, Ayu and the Perfect Moon is a story to be treasured.

  • David Cox is an award-winning author with a large list of published titles including the Walker Story Happy Birthday x 3, written by Libby Gleeson
  • Commended Book, Picture Book of the Year, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 1985
  • Includes notes on the Legong dance

About the author

David Cox was born in 1933 in a town called Goondiwindi. He grew up in the country and when he left school, at sixteen, went to work as a jackeroo on sheep and cattle stations in western Queensland.By the time he was twenty-one, he had saved enough money to take him to London, where he enrolled at St Martins School of Art.While still in Beginners’ Class, he carried out his first book illustration commission for Puffin Books. Several of David’s picture books have been short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and two have won citations as Honour Books. Bossyboots won a Children’s Choices Magazine Award in the USA and was included, as was Ayu and the Perfect Moon in that country’s Children’s Choices List. In. 2007, he received the Dame Isabelle Rankin Award for distinguished services to Children’s Literature in Queensland.

ISBN: 9781921720222
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Dimensions: 260 x 215mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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