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Gus Gordon
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Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows. Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards.

His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded.

Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016 and has won many awards internationally, including a 2017 CBCA Notable book and 2017 book of the year for 5-8 year olds in the Speech Pathology book awards in Australia.

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The Last Peach

One fine summer's day two bugs discover the most beautiful peach of the season and are faced with a dilemma... Who should eat it? From internationally award-winning picture book creator Gus Gordon comes this delightful story about friendship and sharing. Find out more at www.penguin.com.au

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Finding François by Gus Gordon | Read aloud by Gus Gordon

A heartwarming story from award-winning author and illustrator Gus Gordon about hope, possibility and finding a friend. Recorded at Penguin Random House Australia in 2020. Find out more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/finding-francois-9780143794141 #GusGordon #FindingFrancois

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