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Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.

The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term. Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780670880676

    October 8, 2004

    Viking

    32 pages

    RRP $24.95

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2006
    KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2006
    KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2006
    YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2006
    YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2006
    BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2006
    BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2009
    KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    Honour Award
  • 2009
    KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    Honour Award
  • 2009
    KROC Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2009
    KROC Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2009
    YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2009
    YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    Winner
  • 2015
    Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    Nominated
  • 2015
    Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    Nominated

Also by Alison Lester

Kissed by the Moon
Summer
My Dog Bigsy
Are We There Yet? Lift the flap and play I-spy!
Our Island
Sophie Scott Goes South
Are We There Yet? Gift set
One Small Island
Running With the Horses
I'm Green and I'm Grumpy!
Who's that Knocking?

Recommendations

Hairy Maclary's Bone
We're All Wonders
A Bag and a Bird
Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley
Spot’s Day Out
Socks
Hide and Seek
Chocolate Cake
Mouse House
Alfie and Dad
Pigeon P.I.
The Tale of the Castle Mice
The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle
Wild Pa
Pearlie and the Imperial Princess
Lulu and the Chocolate Wedding
This Is a Circle
Further Adventures Of The Owl & The Puss
Santa's Outback Secret
The Little Train