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About the book
  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143789758
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $17.99

Kissed by the Moon

A gorgeous board book edition of Alison Lester's timeless and much-loved picture book, Kissed by the Moon.

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From Australia's favourite picture-book creator Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure. Now in a gorgeous board book edition.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143789758
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $17.99

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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Praise for Kissed by the Moon

“What a magical, perfect picture book. Alison Lester has done it again and this must be her most tender and lyrical. Part poem, part lullaby it celebrates the natural world and a growing baby’s place in it. Her artwork is deceptively simple; clear colours and clean outlines create seemingly ‘flat’ children and animals who are alive and self assured in their inherited natural world. Beaches, farms, bushland, family homes and gardens are all the rightful habitats of Lester’s children and Kissed by the Moon tells the story of a loved baby learning to belong. From the rich, grey-blue endpapers of quiet trees by a night lake, to the gentle, moonlit sleeping babies on the first and last pages and each of the lovingly detailed pictures of the baby’s year throughout, everything is so right. I don’t know how else to express the wonder of it. But I defy anyone to pick up this book and try not to think of a baby to whom it should be given – every baby’s life will be enriched by it.”


Awards & Recognition

  • Indie Award

    Winner • 2014 • Children's

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Book of the Year for Younger Children

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Early Childhood

  • Environment Award for Children's Literature

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Picture Fiction

  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Children's Fiction

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Birth to 3 Years

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2014 • Early Childhood

  • Melbourne Prize for Literature

    Winner • 2018 • Alison Lester

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Classic picture book KISSED BY THE MOON read aloud by author of THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME, Monica McInerney.

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