Magic Beach 20th Anniversary Edition

Magic Beach 20th Anniversary Edition

4.22 (304 ratings by Goodreads)
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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 over twenty years, Magic Beach is 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 280 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • Special edition
  • 20th ed.
  • 1742373127
  • 9781742373126
  • 16,012

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Review quote

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

Alison Lester grew up on a farm by the sea, and first rode a horse as a baby in her father's arms. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. Alison is involved in many 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.

In 2012, Alison became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate, a position she shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, she was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book writer to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.
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Rating details

304 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 45% (138)
4 35% (107)
3 16% (50)
2 2% (7)
1 1% (2)

Our customer reviews

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!show more
by Natania Huff
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