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  • Published: 3 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756615
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Stories For Eight Year Olds




Gripping stories specially chosen for 8 year olds! Authors include Andy Griffiths, R.A. Spratt, Colin Thompson and lots more!

Gripping stories specially chosen for 8 year olds! Authors include Andy Griffiths, R.A. Spratt, Colin Thompson and lots more!

Grandparents from hell, a vegetarian giant, a magic carpet, a cat on a mission, an unusual Christmas display, an extraordinary spacecraft, an alien tortoise, the battle for a toe, cakes and more cakes and a trick that backfires . . . you'll find all these in Stories for 8 Year Olds. And you'll find some of your favourite Australian authors too.

This age-specific collection makes it super easy for gift-giving!

  • Pub date: 3 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756615
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Authors

Tom Jellett

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.

He is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work includes a series about a little pirate (The Littlest Pirate), books about a teddy bear called Ted (Ted Goes Wild, Ted Gets Lost and Ted Hits Town) and the Sporty Kids series, written by Felice Arena.

His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure written by Paul Newman.

In 2011, Tom was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.

Linsay Knight

Linsay has written a number of non-fiction titles including two volumes of The Dictionary of Performing Arts (with two other writers)and Volcanoes and Under the Sea. She has edited various story collections, including 30 Australian Stories for Children, 30 Australian Ghost Stories for Children and Stories for 6,7,8 & 9 year olds.

In her spare time, Linsay enjoys playing the viola (she was the Principal Viola of the St Andrews Chamber Orchestra) and playing with her grandson, Ziggy.


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