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Edge of the World

By Ian Trevaskis
Illustrated by Wayne Harris

A healing narrative about the return of light and joy to everyday life that has been rendered dark and colourless by tragic events.

Nobody smiles or laughs in the village near the edge of the world since a terrible tragedy cast a dark shadow over the town. There is no colour or liveliness anymore. All that changes the day Toby McPhee finds some magical silver pots. With the help of the beautiful pigments inside, Toby gradually brings life back to the village. A simple tale about a small fishing village that is healed by the magic of colour.

  • A healing narrative that demonstrates how life will return to normal and happiness can again be experienced after tragedy
  • An evocative story about colours and language
  • Emotive illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Wayne Harris

About the author

Ian Trevaskis was born in Geelong, Victoria. In addition to teaching, he studied fine arts and has worked as a teacher of Arts / Crafts. He began submitting work to publishers in 1989 and, after 13 rejections, his first book Quincy was published and was named a CBCA Notable Book. He followed this with The Postman's Race in 1993 which was also named a CBCA Notable Book. He has several other books piblished since, including Hopscotch, Book 1: Medusa Stone published in June 2009 by Walker Books Australia, with Book 2 in the Hopscotch series, Golden Scarab due to be released at the end of 2010.

About the illustrator

Wayne Harris has illustrated over thirty books, including DragonQuest by Allan Baillie which was short-listed for Picture Book of the Year, Children's Book Council of Australia. Many of his other illustrated books have also received Notable Book status from the Children's Book Council of Australia. Wayne is also a book designer, winning the APA Best Designed Picture Book of the Year Award for A Bit of Company by Margaret Wild, Gordon's Got a Snookie by Lisa Shanahan and Two Bullies by Junko Morimoto. He was short-listed in the 1995 NSW Premier's Award for writing Judy and the Volcano, the same year Going Home was named an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. He enjoys teaching design and illustration and also working as a part-time designer for Walker Books Australia.

ISBN: 9781921150210
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Dimensions: 190 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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