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Queenie: One Elephant's Story

By Corinne Fenton
Illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe

The true story of Queenie the Elephant.

There was a time when for tuppence you could ride on the back of an elephant at a zoo. Queenie was one such elephant. Until her death in 1945, she patiently carried up to 500 people a day. Queenie: One Elephant's Story is an exquisite picture book evoking a time when elephants were giving rides in zoos all over the world. This true story is beautifully told by Corinne Fenton and is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Peter Gouldthorpe.

  • Honour Book, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, CBCA Awards, 2007
  • An authentic Australian story

About the author

When Corinne Fenton learned about Queenie the elephant, she knew she had to write her story. Corinne has more than fifteen children's books published, but Queenie: One Elephant's Story was her first picture book. Corinne is the Victorian Coordinator of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

About the illustrator

Peter Gouldthorpe was born in Melbourne in 1954 and now lives in Tasmania. He is recognised as one of Australia's most versatile and skilful illustrators, adept at capturing and evoking the deepest emotions through his art, notably in picture books for older readers. Peter also paints landscapes, portraits and commissioned work, and designs stage sets. Peter has received many awards and commendations for his beautiful work, including the Children's Book Council Picture Book of the Year Award for First Light.

ISBN: 9781742032153
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Dimensions: 255 x 234mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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