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  • Published: 3 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857982278
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Santa's Outback Secret


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Santa has packed his bags and set off on a very special mission to the Australian outback. What is he up to? And will he be back in time for Christmas eve?

Santa has packed his bags and set off on a very special mission to the Australian outback. What is he up to? And will he be back in time for Christmas eve?


Every year Santa opens all his Christmas mail. But this year he receives a very special letter and soon he packing his bags and setting off, promising to be back by Christmas Eve.

But where is Santa going? And why?

Quick ... hop on board.

Let's find out.

  • Pub date: 3 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857982278
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Authors

Mike Dumbleton

MIKE DUMBLETON is a writer and a Literacy Consultant with many educational and children’s books to his credit. In 2005 he received the Federal Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy, which recognized his work both as an educator and a writer over an extended period of time.

Seven of Mike’s picture books have been selected as 'Notable Books' by the Children's Book Council of Australia and Passing On, was shortlisted for the 2002 Book of the Year Awards. Also, Muddled-up Farm was selected as ‘Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2003’ and as the ‘National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2004’. Mike’s young adult fiction title Watch Out for Jamie Joel was shortlisted in the 2004 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children’s Literature and his picture book Cat was selected as a CBCA Honour Book for 2008.

After nine years in New York, Mike has now returned to Adelaide to continue his writing and consulting work. His other interests include travel, ‘trying’ to keep fit, and watching most sports especially basketball, soccer and tennis.

Tom Jellett

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.

He is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work includes a series about a little pirate (The Littlest Pirate), books about a teddy bear called Ted (Ted Goes Wild, Ted Gets Lost and Ted Hits Town) and the Sporty Kids series, written by Felice Arena.

His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure written by Paul Newman.

In 2011, Tom was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.


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