Desert Lake

By Pamela Freeman
Illustrated by Liz Anelli

It's raining up north and soon everything will change for the desert lake. Desert Lake is now in paperback!

The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change. A wonderful new addition to the acclaimed and award-winning Nature Storybook series, which provides memorable reading experiences, combining narrative and factual forms.

  • Notable Book, CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, 2017 AND Notable Book, CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Picture Book category, 2017
  • Short-listed for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the NSW Premier’s History Awards, the Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Educational Publishing Awards
  • “Pamela Freeman’s evocative text and Liz Anelli’s exquisite mixed media illustrations perfectly capture the wondrous natural phenomenon of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre …” Magpies magazine

About the author

Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author who has also worked as a freelance business and technical writer. Pamela’s work ranges from picture books to adult novels and she is best known for her Floramonde series of fantasy novels. The Castings Trilogy is Pamela’s highly successful fantasy series for adults published by Hachette Australia. In addition to this, she teaches creative writing to adults at the Australian Writers’ Centre. Victor’s Challenge won the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Short Fiction/Illustrated Work/Picture Book and was a Notable Book in the Younger Readers Category, CBCA Awards, 2010. Mary's Australia was shortlisted for the 2015 CBCA Eve Pownall Award. For more information about Pamela and her books, please visit her website:

About the illustrator

Illustrator Liz Anelli previously lived and worked in England but now resides in Newcastle, NSW. She has a huge passion for drawing and keeps rows of sketchbooks in her studio. In 2017, her book Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre (written by Pamela Freeman) was a CBCA Notable Book and was short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, NSW Premier’s History Awards, the Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Educational Publishing Awards. Her latest book with Walker is Our Stories: Ten Pound Pom (written by Carole Wilkinson).

ISBN: 9781760650384
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/04/18 at 23:46:15
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