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  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761041358
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Alfie the Brave



A delightful picture book about a dog called Alfie who longs to be bold and brave like other dogs. From Australian of the Year Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris, a key member of the cave-diving team who rescued the Wild Boar soccer team in Thailand.

A charming picture book about how bravery doesn’t always come naturally, from Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris, a key member of the international cave-diving group who rescued the Wild Boar soccer team in Thailand. Illustrated by the talented Simon Howe, who perfectly captures the emotional ups and downs of the adorable and expressive Alfie.

Alfie was a fine-looking dog. His coat was sleek and shiny like an otter. His muscles stood out under his skin. He was the son of champions.

But Alfie didn’t feel like a champion. Alfie was scared of . . . everything!
Could Alfie ever be bold and brave like other dogs?

  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761041358
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Richard Harris

Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM is an Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. He and Craig Challen were jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year as a result of that rescue.

Simon Howe

Simon Howe is an illustrator and author with a broad appetite for children's literature, animation, storytelling and design. He has worked with several notable Australian authors on books for children, and has designed and directed animation for advertising and television. His long-time collaboration with ARIA award-winning children’s band, Teeny Tiny Stevies, has seen him produce more than a dozen animated music videos. His first authored picture book, Shoosh!, was published in 2020. Simon lives in regional Victoria with his family.

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