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How to Find Gold

By Silvia Viviane Schwarz, Viviane Schwarz
Illustrated by Silvia Viviane Schwarz, Viviane Schwarz

An uplifting celebration of friendship and a powerful depiction of imaginative play, this is the tale of two thrill-seeking friends on a mission … a mission to find gold.

“LET’S FIND GOLD,” said Anna. “That would be dangerous and difficult,” said Crocodile. “Good!” said Anna. “Let’s go!” From the award-winning picture book creator of There are Cats in This Book comes a story of imaginative play and of two friends, Anna and Crocodile, who are on the hunt for gold. But finding gold isn’t easy. Oh no! It’s dangerous and difficult and requires planning. First, they must master their secret-keeping faces. Then Anna must pick up Crocodile, to be sure she’s strong enough to carry all the gold. Finally, they must draw the whole world together, with an X that marks the spot, before sailing off in their boat. What will the two friends discover? Teeming with adventurous spirit and boasting wonderfully funny dialogue, this story introduces two unforgettable characters in a gorgeous, classic new art style from Viviane Schwarz, one of the most innovative and creatively inspired picture book makers of today.

  • The joy of sharing a journey with a friend outshines even the coveted gold in this exciting read-aloud brimming with humour.
  • The perfect gift for encouraging creative play, this adventure story will be sure to inspire little ones to pursue imaginative quests of their very own.
  • With Viv's arresting art and trademark quirkiness and originality, this is a 21st century answer to a Charlotte Zolotow and Maurice Sendak classic, Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present.

About the author

Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed picture books There Are Cats in this Book and There Are No Cats in this Book, both of which were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal (2009, 2012). The Adventures of a Nose was also shortlisted for the V&A illustration Award and her debut graphic novel The Sleepwalkers was nominated for the British Comics Awards. She was named one of the Booktrust's Best New Illustrators 2011. She lives in south-east London. Find Viviane online at www.vivianeschwarz.co.uk and on twitter as @vivschwarz.

ISBN: 9781406362138
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 1, 2016
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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