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Jess McGeachin
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Jess McGeachin

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Jess McGeachin is a writer/illustrator/designer based in Melbourne. He loves telling stories about hidden worlds just outside our own, and hiding clues in them for small eyes to find. Drawing on a love of natural history (and a day job at Melbourne Museum), Jess hopes that his stories inspire the reader to explore both real and imaginary places and meet the characters that live in them.

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Fly by Jess McGeachin

Fly is a beautiful story of determination no matter the odds, and love in the face of loss. Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all. So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she’s sure she can fix him too. But not everything that’s broken can be fixed.

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The Lost Library by Jess McGeachin | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-lost-library-9781760892715 The Lost Library is a magical tale of friendship, the joy of reading and the power of the imagination. When Oliver finds a lost library book in his new bedroom, he decides to return it. But how do you find a mysterious hidden library? With the help of a new friend, of course . . . #TheLostLibrary #JessMcGeachin

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Frankie and the Fossil by Jess McGeachin

A sweet and funny picture book for anyone who loves dinosaur fossils, friends and cheese sandwiches, by the acclaimed creator of Fly and The Lost Library. Frankie knows everything there is to know about dinosaurs. But when she ignores a sign at the museum and is followed home by a friendly fossil, Frankie finds there’s more to dinosaurs than she ever imagined. Frankie and the Fossil is an irresistible story about being heard . . . and finding your herd.

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The Tree at Number 43 by Jess McGeachin | Pre-order Now

A warm, inspirational story about determination, conservation, the magic of nature . . . and grandads. In a noisy, grey city, Sam and his Grandpa long for the deep, dark wonderful jungle. But when their dream comes true, can they find a way to protect it? A delightful story book for all generations about the magic of wild places and the amazing things we can achieve when we all work together. The Tree at Number 43 inspires hope for the future of our environment without any sense of doom and gloom. A book for parents and grandparents to share and enjoy with kids, whether they want to create a garden at home or change the world. Pre-order your copy here - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-tree-at-number-43-9781760898861