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The Secrets of Magnolia Moon

By Edwina Wyatt
Illustrated by Katherine Quinn

Magnolia Moon is a character whose irrepressible joy and vivid imagination will remind readers just how much can happen in a year of being nine.

Magnolia Moon is nine years old, likes Greek mythology, her best friend Imogen May, wishing trees and talking crows. She knows instinctively that buffadillos are armadillos crossed with buffalos and believes there are walramingos living in her garden. She's also the kind of person who can be entrusted with a great many secrets. In her year of being nine, Magnolia must keep a great secret, cope with her best friend moving and the birth of her little brother Finnegan. She navigates every challenge and secret that comes her way with the kind of authenticity and innocence that comes from being nine years wise.

  • A debut novel from an award-winning picture book author whose lyrical writing, sense of whimsy and warmth will delight fans of Karen Foxlee, Katherine Applegate, and Kate DiCamillo.
  • Beautiful package: This hardcover book features cover and interior artwork – multiple black-and-white illustrations per chapter – by talented illustrator and textile designer Katherine Quinn.
  • Everyone loves a secret, and each chapter in this book is structured around a different secret Magnolia is keeping. These aren't salacious secrets, they're the kind of secrets that help people feel braver, less alone, and more loved.

About the author

Edwina Wyatt is an award-winning Australian children’s author. She grew up in Sydney, and worked as a lawyer and a high school teacher before becoming a writer of books for young readers. Her debut junior fiction novel was The Secrets of Magnolia Moon.

ISBN: 9781760652357
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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