The Amazing Meals of Martha Maloney

By Dan Wild, Margaret Wild
Illustrated by Donna Rawlins

A tasty treat of a book where a precocious and imaginative child dines with important historical figures.

On a school trip to the Museum of Famous People, Martha Maloney wanders off and enjoys the culinary delights of important figures through time, much to the dismay of her teacher. Readers can experience history through the dining tables of King Henry VIII, Princess Marie Antoinette, Queen Nefertiti and more, with heaped servings of information about each time period and their culinary customs. This unique picture book weaves together fiction and non-fiction to create a delicious read for inquisitive young minds.

  • A richly illustrated and detailed book that gives young readers an imaginative slice of history.
  • An ideal resource for the HASS primary curriculum.

About the author

Margaret Wild has written books across many genres and has been published around the world. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas, and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks. In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Australia. Her book Vampyre, illustrated by Andrew Yeo, was short-listed at the 2011 Aurealis Awards. Margaret has three titles in the Walker Classics series: Going Home and A Bit of Company, both illustrated by Wayne Harris, and Let the Celebrations Begin!, illustrated by Julie Vivas. Margaret received the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature in 2020. Dan Wild has been curious for as long as he can remember, with his parents feeding that curiosity by supplying him with astronomy and dinosaur books for most of his birthday presents. Although initially interested in science, he followed the family profession of writing. He has since worked in a variety of communications roles with topics ranging from the environment, urban infrastructure, finance and education. Dan graduated with a degree in English and History and has since cultivated many interests including piano, languages (French and Mandarin) and philosophy. Just when he thought he had enough interests to last a lifetime he rediscovered his fascination with the universe while researching his sci-fi novels. If you’d asked him a year ago if he’d be self-studying calculus and quantum mechanics, he'd have looked at you blankly.

About the illustrator

Donna Rawlins was born in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in Publishing (in house and freelance) as a designer, editor, illustrator and writer since 1979 and has taught (part-time) illustration and graphic design in tertiary and TAFE since 1983. Donna tours and lectures regularly in Australia and internationally, running workshops for students, teachers, librarians and is actively involved in voluntary work dedicated to children’s literature and early childhood intervention for children with special needs. Her classic picture book, My Place (1987), written by Nadia Wheatley, is a classic bestseller and her extraordinary book, Waves (2018), is a migration story for readers of all ages.

ISBN: 9781921529238
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 297 x 210mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $25.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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