The Story of Rosy Dock

By Jeannie Baker

The Australian desert: for thousands of years the only changes here were made by the wind, the willy-willies and sometimes the rain. Then a hundred years ago people from Europe settled in the desert and planted seeds from the other side of the world.

The Story of Rosy Dock is the story of one of the settlers who followed them, and her garden in the wilderness, a garden that is beautiful – but with an unexpected flowering.

  • Australian Children’s Book Council Picture Book of the Year, Honour Book Award 1996; Australian Wilderness Society, Fiction Award for Children’s Books 1996; and, The American Library Association, Notable Book 1996
  • The Story of Rosy Dock will have interest and relevance for teachers and students of Australian Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Media Studies, Science (General and Biology) and Studies of Society and Environment/Human Society and Its Environment.

About the author

Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea and the critically acclaimed dual language picture book Mirror. Her characteristic use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages is stunning and unique. Originally from the UK, Jeannie lives in Australia. Find Jeannie online at

ISBN: 9781760651091
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 2, 2002
Dimensions: 215 x 280mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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