Magic Beach

Magic Beach

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Alison Lester

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 284mm x 13mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 9 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1742373127
  • ISBN 13: 9781742373126
  • Edition: 20, Special edition
  • Edition statement: 20th Anniversary edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 14,390

Product description

Imagine a beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, make sandcastles, hunt for treasures, explore rock-pools, fish from the jetty, and build a bonfire under the stars. Imagine a beach where adventure begins...A bestseller and a favourite with families for twenty years, Magic Beach is now a true Australian classic...'In Lester's world, it seems that both the real and the imagined have a magic all their own - the magic of life enjoyed to the fullest.' - The Horn Book

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Author information

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular authors. Her books are published in many languages and are loved by children around the world. Alison is involved in various community art projects and spends part of every year travelling to remote indigenous communities, using her books to help children and adults write and draw about their own lives. Her books included Imagine, My Farm, Yikes!, Horse Crazy!, Are we There Yet?, Running with Horses and Alison Lester's abc.

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By Natania Huff 18 Oct 2013 5

This is a family favourite - the rhyming verse, detailed illustrations and imagination scenes make us want to share times at the beach together too. As a parent, I am delighted to read this book again and again at my children's request!

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""The lucid, beautifully observed illustrations here are outstanding: a splendid evocation of summers past and summers still to come." --"Kirkus Reviews