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  • Published: 22 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743482889
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Herman and Rosie




Set in New York, this gorgeous children's picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.

Set in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.
This is a tale about a big city.
It's a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze.
It's a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth.
But most of all, it's the tale of Herman and Rosie.
'Herman and Rosie is a beautiful, funny and quirky story of two unique souls who are destined to meet.' Manly Daily
'A beautiful, soulful and quirky tale, romantic and hopeful, with a big heart.' Newcastle Herald
'Gordon has created a bittersweet tale of solitude, longing and new beginnings in a complex story that asks a lot from the reader and richly rewards in return...very highligh recommended for ages 4 to 9 years.' Web Child
'Clever, sweet and brilliant in every way.' William Yeoman, The Weekend West
'An urban love story which touches the heart and stirs the imagination.' Canberra Times

'Quirky, soulful and alive . . . a book to treasure, like a favourite song.' Markus Zusak
 

  • Pub date: 22 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743482889
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

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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Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Honour Award • 2013 • Picture Book

  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Children's Literature

  • Sakura Medal (Japan)

    Nominated • 2014 • Children's Book


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