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  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143501350
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

Hunwick's Egg



Once upon a time, at the edge of a wide and dusty desert, there lived an old bilby. His name was Hunwick.

When a mysterious egg appears outside Hunwick's burrow, no one is quite certain what to think.  And when it doesn't hatch right away, everyone is even more bewildered.  Everyone except Hunwick, that is.  Hunwick understands that the egg is his friend, and he is the only one who knows its secret.

This treasure of a book promises the young reader a simple, beautifully illustrated tale of identity and belonging.

  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143501350
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

About the authors

Mem Fox

Mem Fox has written more than 40 books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep? Other books by Mem include Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hunwick’s Egg, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath, Koala Lou, Baby Bedtime and Roly Poly. In 2019, The Tiny Star was released to great critical acclaim from the Australian Book Industry, and March 2021 saw the release of another new picture book, Early One Morning.
Mem has been presented with an array of book awards, and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia in 1993.
Mem lives in Adelaide and is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies from Flinders University, South Australia.

Pamela Lofts

Pamela Lofts lived in Alice Springs where she developed a series of books with Aboriginal storytellers and children based on their traditional stories. She also illustrated a number of picture books, including the classic Koala Lou written by Mem Fox, and Wombat Stew. Pamela passed away on July 4 following a two year battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Awards & recognition

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2005  •  Picture Story Books

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2006  •  Picture Story Books

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2013  •  Picture Books

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