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Little Hare
01 July 2020
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK - A book that can be read in many different ways, this is ostensibly about two little girls who meet on a train journey and strike up an instant friendship. Through the length of the trip, they play together, annoy others, argue, apologise and strengthen their bonds. Exactly how friendships fare through life… With evocative and gentle illustrations by the multi-award winning Freya Blackwood, this is a book to show youngsters the need for - and rewards of - tolerance and understanding. But it's also a book you could give your own best and longest friends if they are in need of a pick-me-up no matter their age! Lindy Jones


Friendship is like a train journey.

There are happy moments, boring moments and exciting moments.

There is anger and loneliness, and there is forgiveness, and the thread of friendship runs through everything, like rail tracks through the countryside.

Brilliantly rendered by Danny Parker and Freya Blackwood, Molly and Mae is a portrait of the most delightful and emotionally rich train journey imaginable.
By:   Danny Parker
Illustrated by:   Freya Blackwood
Imprint:   Little Hare
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 225mm,  Width: 275mm, 
ISBN:   9781760507459
ISBN 10:   1760507458
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

AuthorA teacher for more than 20 years, father-of-two Danny Parker started writing picture books three years ago. His first book, Tree, secured him a notable award from the CBCA, while his third book, Parachute, was shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year and was added to the prestigious White Ravens list. Danny holds an honours degree in theatre from Leeds University and a Diploma of Education and has recently been appointed as writer in residence at Hale School. IllustratorFreya Blackwood is one of the most talented children's illustrators in the world today. Her stunning and iconic illustrations perfectly capture the warmth and complexity of growing up. While warm and classic, her style has a unique quality that renders her work instantly recognisable. The pathos of her characters is a joy to behold, and her work has deservedly captured international attention and a swag of awards and nominations. These include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (2010), which is the UK's most prestigious award for children's illustration, and multiple CBCA awards. Freya lives in Orange, NSW, with her daughter, Ivy.

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