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  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780670078127
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $30.00

The Tiny Star



A beautiful and charming story about the journey of life by bestselling author Mem Fox. Illustrated by the talented Freya Blackwood.

Once upon a time, although this happens all the time, a tiny star fell to earth . . .This touching and timeless story combines, for the first time, the talents of world-renowned author Mem Fox with the heartwarming illustrations of Freya Blackwood. These two luminaries craft a truly unique and moving story about the journey of life, to be cherished and shared for generations to come. 'Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making the world seem a little cosier.' Sunday Age

  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780670078127
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $30.00

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 will see 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.

Freya Blackwood

Freya Blackwood is one of Australia's most admired children's illustrators today. Her stunning and iconic illustrations perfectly capture the warmth and complexity of growing up. While warm and classic, her style has a unique quality that renders her work instantly recognisable. The pathos of her characters is a joy to behold, and her work has deservedly captured international attention and a swag of awards and nominations. These include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (2010), which is the UK's most prestigious award for children's illustration, and the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award - Early Childhood (2007).

Her most recent books are Maudie and Bear (2010), Harry and Hopper (2009), Her Mother's Face (2009) and Amy and Louis (2006). The Treasure Box is Freya's first book with Penguin Australia. Freya lives in Orange, NSW, with her daughter, Ivy.

www.freyablackwood.com.au

Awards & recognition

ABIA

Longlisted  •  2020  •  Children’s Picture Book of the Year

ABIA

Shortlisted  •  2020  •  Children’s Picture Book of the Year

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2020  •  Three to 5 Years

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The Tiny Star by Mem Fox, Freya Blackwood

A beautiful and charming story about the journey of life by bestselling author Mem Fox. Illustrated by the talented Freya Blackwood. Learn more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-tiny-star-9780670078127

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