Gus Gordon (Illustrator, Author)

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Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an illustrator and author. He grew up on a farm in northern NSW and, after leaving school, worked on cattle stations all over Australia before deciding to pursue a drawing career. He moved to Sydney and studied at the Julian Ashton School of Art. Gus illustrated his first children's book in 1996 and has now illustrated and written over 70 books for children.

Gus's illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic – where animals take the place of humans in the narrative. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows.

Gus's first picture book, Wendy, is about a motorcycle-riding stunt chicken and was selected as a Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book in the 2010 Book of the Year Awards.

His new picture book is set in New York and is called Herman and Rosie.

Gus lives with his wife and three children on the Northern beaches of Sydney.

http://www.gusgordon.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/GusGordonbooks

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Book Cover:  Brilliant Bites for Boys
This wonderful selection from the best-selling Aussie Bites series has been specially put together for boys. Stories from talented authors Danny Katz, Jane Godwin, Jen Storer and Patricia Wrightson, with illustrations from David Cox, Gus Gordon and Mitch Vane.
This wonderful selection from the best-selling Aussie Bites series has been specially put together for boys. Stories from talented authors Danny Katz, Jane Godwin, Jen Storer and Patricia Wrightson, with illustrations from David Cox, Gus Gordon and Mitch Vane.
Published: 23/10/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743481172
Price: $12.99
Book Cover:  Brilliant Bites for Boys: Four favourite Bites just for boys!
This exciting collection of Bites from the much-loved series has been specially put together for boys.
This exciting collection of Bites from the much-loved series has been specially put together for boys.
Published: 23/10/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143307808
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Skull Moon : Aussie Bites

Skeletal Haggis McGregor has been dead for hundreds of years, but that doesn't stop him wanting a wife. And while he's looking for her, he and his equally bony ghostly horse have fun rampaging around the little Scottish village of Dunroamin, scaring the inhabitants out of their wits. Lonely, middle-aged Miss McDoogle is certain that Haggis intends her to be his bride, and that prospect doesn't appeal...

Skeletal Haggis McGregor has been dead for hundreds of years, but that doesn't stop him wanting a wife. And while he's looking for her, he and his equally bony ghostly horse have fun rampaging around the...

Published: 07/07/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305248
RRP: $12.95
Book Cover:  Herman and Rosie
Set in New York, this gorgeous children's picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams. Now available as an ebook with audio.
Set in New York, this gorgeous children's picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams. Now available as an ebook with audio.
Published: 22/05/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743482889
Price: $16.99
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Book Cover:  Herman and Rosie
Set in New York, this gorgeous children's picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.
Set in New York, this gorgeous children's picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.
Published: 22/08/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076031
RRP: $24.99

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20 Aug 2014
Australian author Antonia Hayes’ debut novel Relativity has been acquired by Penguin Random House
  Australian author Antonia Hayes’ debut novel Relativity has been acquired by Penguin Random House, and will be published in 2015 by Penguin Books.

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