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  • Published: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143789413
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $16.99

The Legend of the Golden Snail


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A gorgeous, rolling adventure story told through the imaginative eye of a little boy.

Inspired by the tale of a magical Golden Snail banished to the Ends of the Earth by a Grand Enchanter, a young boy named Wilbur sets out on a daring voyage to find the legendary snail and claim it as his own. Along the way he encounters strange creatures and overcomes many challenges. Finally he reaches the Ends of the Earth, but what he finds there is not quite as he imagined.

  • Pub date: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143789413
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Graeme Base

Graeme Base is one of the world’s leading creators of picture books. Animalia received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986 and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales of over three million copies.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, The Waterhole, Jungle Drums, Uno’s Garden, Enigma, The Legend of the Golden Snail, The Jewel Fish of Karnak, Little Elephants, The Last King of Angkor Wat, the Little Bug Books, Eye to Eye and The Amazing Monster Detectoscope. Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his artist wife, Robyn.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Book of the Year for Younger Children

  • Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Awd

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Picture Books

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2011 • Picture Book


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