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Freya Blackwood is one of Australia's most admired children's illustrators 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 the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award - Early Childhood (2007).

Her most recent books are Maudie and Bear (2010), Harry and Hopper (2009), Her Mother's Face (2009) and Amy and Louis (2006). The Treasure Box is Freya's first book with Penguin Australia. Freya lives in Orange, NSW, with her daughter, Ivy.

www.freyablackwood.com.au

Books by Freya Blackwood

The Tiny Star

Big Chick and Little Chick are the best of friends. One special day they visit the zoo. What will they see? From bestselling author Mem Fox and gifted illustrator Andrea Edmonds, comes a celebration of friendship and discovery. 

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The Treasure Box

From picture-book creators Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood comes this celebration of things that can't be destroyed by bombs or fire. A haunting and beautiful tale of the power of words, the importance of stories and the resilience of the human spirit. For readers of any age.

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