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  • Published: 8 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780670880676
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $31.00

Are We There Yet?


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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.

  • Pub date: 8 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780670880676
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $31.00

About the Author

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special.

In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books, and won numerous prestigious awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Kissed by the Moon, Running with the Horses, Sophie Scott Goes South and My Dog Bigsy – to name just a few. Alison Lester became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate in 2012, a position shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, Alison was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book writer to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

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Awards & Recognition

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2006 • Picture Story Books

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2006 • Picture Story Books

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2006 • Early Readers

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2008 • Picture Story Books

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Honour Award • 2009 • Picture Story Books

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2009 • Picture Story Books

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2009 • Picture Story Books


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