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  • Published: 2 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143794141
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $24.99

Finding Francois


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A heartwarming story from award-winning author and illustrator Gus Gordon about hope, possibility and finding a friend.

Alice wishes she had someone her own size to talk to. Then one day her wish comes true.
Through hope and chance, love and loss, two little ones who need each other find each other.
A heartwarming story from award-winning author and illustrator Gus Gordon about loneliness, saying goodbye and the value of life-affirming friendships.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143794141
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Gus Gordon

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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