The Gum Queen

By Maree Coote
Illustrated by Maree Coote

Being yourself is the name of the game, in the weird and wonderful Aussie bush. Explore the magic of curly individualism.

The Gum Queen takes her Gumkin on a fantastic journey through the details of design, colour and shape that exist in the Australian Bush, among the incredible seedpods and flora to be found there. Individuality is alive and well in the bush, where no two seedpods are alike. Curliness and self-expression are magically explored through the exotic variety to be found in nature. And the ability to curl true to ourselves in revealed as the key to growing up. This is part of a charming and very different series of Australiana. Includes: Hide-and-find fun Illustrations are bold and colourful with lots of added interest, including 14 bush flies hidden in the illustrations.

About the author

Maree Coote is a writer, designer, illustrator, photographer and publisher. She has enjoyed an award-winning career in advertising and understands Melbourne's unique advantage well. Her many creative passions converge in her studies of Melbourne's history, which is the focus of her work in object design and in publishing over the past ten years. Maree is passionate about a sense of place and history, and she brings this to life in multiple platforms for multiple audiences. Her affinity for Melbourne is unique and highly informed. Her skill is bringing ideas to life, and communicating ideas to any audience 'in whatever form gives them most power: books, artwork, song, stories, design, film...".

ISBN: 9780975704721
Imprint: Melbournestyle Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 1, 2005
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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