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Australian Animals

Matt Chun



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Hardie Grant Books
29 September 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is a well-priced bindup of Matt Chun's three gorgeous books on Australian creatures (Birds, Sea Creatures, Mammals) though the subjects are all mixed together rather than separated. His luminous full page portraits of the animals are infused with character and intelligence, and the facing page of accompanying text to each is factual, succinct and interesting. A beautiful gift for any age, really, the fine and detailed pencilling of the  illustrations has been appreciated by many an adult customer!  Lindy

Australia is home to many of the world's most striking and fascinating animals, from the iconic cockatoo to the elusive platypus, from the great white shark to the tiny feathertail glider.

Australian Animals gathers together acclaimed artist Matt Chun's Australian Birds, Australia Sea Life and Australian Mammals into one complete collection, showcasing the remarkable Australian species that have captured the imagination of the world. Australian Animals will inform and entrance readers of all ages.
By:   Matt Chun
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 310mm,  Width: 220mm, 
ISBN:   9781760508692
ISBN 10:   1760508691
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   29 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Matt Chun is a studio artist, independent writer and children's author, dividing his time between Gadigal and Yuin country, and Taipei. Matt lives, works and travels with his 8-year-old son, making portrait and landscape studies across a range of drawing media. He has completed tenures as artist-in-residence in Australia at Casula Powerhouse, Nishi Gallery and New Acton Precinct; and in Taipei at Bamboo Curtain Studio and Guandu International Art Festival. As a writer, Matt primarily explores Australian nationalism and the semiotics of public space, most recently for Overland Literary Journal, Meanjin Quarterly and Runway Experimental Australian Art. Australian Animals is Matt's fourth picture book for Little Hare Books. His first, Australian Birds, was listed as a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, and Matt was also shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Award for New Illustrators. Australian Sea Life was also named a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, and Australian Mammals rounds out this beloved series.

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