> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780670078486
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

Brothers from a Different Mother


Formats & editions


From a master storyteller comes this heartfelt tale of friendship . . . and seeing past our differences.

Tapir lives in the jungle.

Pig lives in the village.

But when they meet at the waterhole, they discover they are the same in so many ways.

They might even be brothers from a different mother!

  • Pub date: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780670078486
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Authors

Phillip Gwynne

Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna? was a literary hit and was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip won an AFI award. The sequel, Nukkin Ya, was also published to great acclaim.
He writes for a wide range of age groups from picture books such as Brothers From a Different Mother and junior fiction such as Jetty Rats and Michael in the Stuff Happens series, to the young adult novel Swerve, shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky.

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall was born in America and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Northern Illinois University. In 1997 she won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and has since been short-listed for other awards. She currently works as a freelance illustrator for educational publishers, general editorial book publishers and magazines. Marjorie loves to experiment with new techniques for her illustrations, but always seems to return to her beloved and well-used colour pencils.


Praise for Brothers from a Different Mother

“Against the wishes of their fathers, two very different animals become firm friends. A universal and appealing story of friendship, richly illustrated. Highly recommended.”

Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo

“Brothers From A Different Mother is a fantastic contemporary text to explain to kids about diversity, differences and acceptance.”

The Never Ending Bookshelf


Related titles