Queen Celine

By Matt Shanks
Illustrated by Matt Shanks

A funny, eco-friendly, politically-relevant picture book by super-talent Matt Shanks.

Celine Beaufort was an ordinary girl. She did ordinary things, On ordinary days, In ordinary ways. But every now and then, Celine was a Queen, Of a kingdom by the sea. Celine Beaufort is queen of what she is quite certain is the most beautiful rock pool in the world. It's perfect. And to make sure nothing ever changes, she decides to build a wall around it. Unfortunately, that turns out to be a royal mistake. As self-proclaimed ruler, it's up to Celine to right her wrong and restore her rock pool to its former glory, this time with everyone welcome.

  • Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers, Andrea Beaty, and David Roberts, this is a humorous, kid-friendly read with a strong environmental message, delivered in a non-didactic way.
  • Not only is the environmental message here timely; the discussion of inclusion--and taking down walls--certainly reflects the current political dialogue.
  • Matt Shanks is a talent to watch. He illustrated Jackie French's Koala Bare, and has been on the CBCA Notables list for his own books and books he has illustrated.

About the author

Matt Shanks was born in Sydney and now resides in Melbourne. Sandwiched between the bush and beach, the inspiration for his short stories comes from a love of his unique country. His early fascination for the combination of words and pictures saw him complete a Bachelor of Design at the University of Sydney in 2003. It took him 10 years while working as a Creative Director at some of Melbourne’s best design agencies to realise that this ‘watercolour hobby’ of his needed to be shared with more than just his wife and cat. He has written and illustrated books for Scholastic and illustrated Jackie French's Koala Bare with Harper Collins.

ISBN: 9781760653446
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 6, 2021
Dimensions: 270 x 230mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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