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Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.

The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term. Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780670880676

    October 8, 2004

    Viking

    32 pages

    RRP $31.00

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Awards and Recognition

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2006
    Winner
    Picture Story Books
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2006
    Winner
    Picture Story Books
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2006
    Shortlisted
    Early Readers
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2008
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Honour Award
    Picture Story Books
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Winner
    Picture Story Books
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Winner
    Picture Story Books
  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    2015
    Nominated
    Children's Literature

Also by Alison Lester

Kissed by the Moon
Are We There Yet? Lift the flap and play I-spy!
Summer
My Dog Bigsy
Our Island
Sophie Scott Goes South
Are We There Yet? Gift set
One Small Island
Running With the Horses
I'm Green and I'm Grumpy!
Who's that Knocking?

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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Book With No Pictures
Who Sank The Boat?
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
Saving the Snowy Brumbies
Where's Spot?
The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali Al Jenabi
Koala Lou
Starting School
The Bat
Amazing Monster Detectoscope
Down Under
Peppa Pig: Going Swimming –  Read It Yourself With Ladybird Level 1
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
The Jolly Postman Or Other People's Letters