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The Coat

The Coat

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By (author) Julie Hunt, Illustrated by Ron Brooks

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 270mm x 285mm x 12mm | 500g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1741146054
  • ISBN 13: 9781741146059
  • Sales rank: 17,186

Product description

The 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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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.

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""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