Storm Whale goes into soft cover!

July 29, 2019 at 2:26 pm | Posted in Awards, Book Awards, Buying my books, Kate Greenaway Medal, Online Sales, Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2018, Queensland Literary Awards 2018, Storm Whale | Leave a comment
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Hooray! You can now purchase Storm Whale, my story about 3 children who try to save a beached whale, in soft cover! Here is the link to publisher Allen and Unwin’s online sales site, and here is their information:

The highly acclaimed and beautifully illustrated book about three sisters who find a stranded whale on the beach.

Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down
When I and my sisters walked to town …

So begins the tale of three sisters who find a whale stranded on a windswept beach and try to save it.

‘A story of the sea and the possibilities of interactions between humans and other creatures … a story of human kindness and hope’ – Magpies

Shortlisted Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Children’s Book of the Year, 2018
Shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards, Children’s Book Award, 2018
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal (UK), 2018

So if you don’t have your copy yet, now it’s a little bit cheaper – but still a very beautiful book for your bookshelf!

Hooray! Storm Whale is short-listed for the Queensland Literary Awards 2018!

September 1, 2018 at 11:30 am | Posted in Awards, Book Awards, poetry, Queensland Literary Awards 2018 | Leave a comment
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I’m SO excited! Storm Whale has been short-listed, alongside four other wonderful Australian writers’ stories, for the Queensland Literary Awards in the Griffith University Children’s Book Award section! It’s such wonderful news for me, for illustrator Jane Tanner and our publisher Allen and Unwin! I can’t wait for the announcement of the winners in early October! Here’s what the judges had to say:

Judges’ Comments

During their seaside stay, three sisters work tirelessly to save a whale that has become stranded on the shore. Nostalgic and lyrical, Sarah Brennan’s sustained and perfectly nuanced verses ebb and flow seamlessly in this timeless narrative, while Jane Tanner’s combination of monochromatic and multi-coloured pencil and pastel illustrations reflect the text’s mood, pace and burgeoning sense of hope.

If you haven’t bought your copy of Storm Whale yet, you can buy it here!

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