Graeme Base (Author)

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Graeme Base (Photo credit: Robyn Base)

Photo credit: Robyn Base

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Golden Snail.

Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.

Visit graemebase.com

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Book Cover:  Animalia

Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find
A thousand things, or maybe more -
It's up to you to keep the score . . .

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Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find...




Published: 19/09/1986
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670815364
RRP: $29.95
Book Cover:  Animalia

Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find
A thousand things, or maybe more -
It's up to you to keep the score . . .

Visit Animalia on Facebook







Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find...




Published: 01/11/1990
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140541120
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Animalia 25th Anniversary Edition

Celebrate 25 years of this classic alphabet book with this special silver-anniversary edition!

More than three million copies of Animalia have been sold worldwide, making Graeme Base's amazing alliterative alphabet book one of the most beloved titles of the past quarter century! Animalia 's incredible imaginary world intrigues all readers, whether or not they know their ABCs.

Celebrate 25 years of this classic alphabet book with this special silver-anniversary edition!

More than three million copies of Animalia have been sold worldwide, making Graeme Base's amazing alliterative...

Published: 22/02/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076673
RRP: $29.95
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Book Cover:  Enigma

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians' props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. . .

Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show?

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his...

Published: 27/10/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072019
RRP: $29.95
Book Cover:  Jungle Drums

Little Ngiri is the smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wilderbeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But all the animals of the jungle are in for a BIG surprise as Ngiri's wish is granted in a most unexpected way.

Jungle Drums is a gloriously illustrated...

Little Ngiri is the smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wilderbeest gives Ngiri a set of magic...

Published: 06/03/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143500964
RRP: $19.99

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24 Sep 2014
Iain McCalman's The Reef has been shortlisted for the CHASS Australia Book Prize
The CHASS Australia Prizes are awarded by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Science (CHASS).Congratulations to Iain McCalman, whose book The Reef: A passionate history has been shortlisted for the 2014 CHASS Australia Book Prize.For more information and to see the full shortlist please visit the CHASS website: https://www.chass.org.au/forum/australiaPrizes.htm

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