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    The Coat (Hardback) By (author) Julie Hunt, Illustrated by Ron Brooks

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    DescriptionThe story begins with the once-handsome coat stuffed like a scarecrow and stuck in a strawberry field. 'What a waste of me!' it yells. Then a disappointed-looking man comes down the road. 'I could do with a coat like that,' the man says. The coat and the man travel to the Big Smoke, to the Cafe Delitzia on Viva Street. At first the man hangs back, but the coat is feisty; together they play exotic music and all the guests dance, finding the virtuoso performance irresistible. The audience goes wild. A poetic, gutsy story to savour - a brilliant fable about embracing life, a story about freedom and transformation, a metaphor for the human potential that's in every one of us. A surprising and delicious tale that will lift you off your feet and whirl you away.

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    The Coat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julie Hunt, Illustrated by Ron Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 270 mm
    Height: 285 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    ISBN 13: 9781741146059
    ISBN 10: 1741146054

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV048000
    B&T Approval Code: X01831000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    DC23: 823.92
    LC classification: PZ7.H915658 CO 2012
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC
    BIC E4L: EP
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin Children's Books
    Publication date
    01 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    RON BROOKS has won three CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award, and is published in many languages around the world. Some of his earlier books include The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek and John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat, both written by Jenny Wagner. One of his more recent titles, Fox, won awards in Japan, The Netherlands, and Brazil. It was also awarded the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis in the children's picture book category, and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. JULIE HUNT is a poet and performer. In addition to the 'Little Else' series, she has written three other picture books - Away! Away!, illustrated by Priscilla Nielsen, The Answerman, illustrated by Maya Alexandrovna, and Precious Little with Sue Moss, illustrated by Gaye Chapman.
    Review quote
    ""This vigorous yet dreamlike Australian picture-book collaboration between Julie Hunt and illustrator Ron Brooks suggests the beauty, and urgency, of pursuing a vigorous and zestful life."" --Wall Street Journal