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  • Published: 25 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780670076758
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $19.99

Kissed by the Moon




Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From Australia's favourite picture-book creator Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.

May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong.

Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From Australia's favourite picture-book creator Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.

  • Published: 25 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780670076758
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special.

In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books, and won numerous prestigious awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Kissed by the Moon, Running with the Horses, Sophie Scott Goes South and My Dog Bigsy – to name just a few. Alison Lester became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate in 2012, a position shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, Alison was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book writer to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

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Awards & recognition

Indie Award

Winner  •  2014  •  Children's

Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted  •  2014  •  Book of the Year for Younger Children

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2014  •  Early Childhood

Environment Award for Children's Literature

Shortlisted  •  2014  •  Picture Fiction

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Shortlisted  •  2014  •  Children's Fiction

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2014  •  Birth to 3 Years

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2014  •  Early Childhood

Melbourne Prize for Literature

Winner  •  2018  •  Alison Lester

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