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Just because something's not magic doesn't mean it can't be magical...

Just because something's not magic doesn't mean it can't be magical...

Juliet's a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing 'The Irritating Song' all day long. Her parents are always arguing about Dad's junk. Nana's so tired of craft lessons that she starts barbecuing things in the middle of the night. And Juliet's friends, Lindsay and Gemma, are competing to see which of them is Juliet's best friend. Juliet can't fit in any more worries!

But then she makes a remarkable discovery. Behind the wallpaper in her new bedroom, Juliet uncovers an old painting of a very special tree. Nana remembers it well. It's the Worry Tree, and with the help of a duck called Delia and the other Worry Tree animals, Juliet just might be able to solve some of life's big problems.

Reviews

Winner of the Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature

2008

Shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Children's Book

2008

Shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature

2008

Shortlisted for the Australian Children's Peace Literature Prize

2007

A beautiful, realistic story of family life, and how a painting in a little girl's room transforms her outlook - and gives her the confidence to deal with all life's little problems and irritations.

ABA Childrenâ??s Special Interest Group, Kidsâ?? Reading Guide 2007â??2008

This is a delightful book that carefully unravels Juliet's issues and gently empowers her to deal with the problems that have been casing her so much angst... A great general read. Highly recommended.

Reading Time

Musgrove's first novel addresses the kind of anxiety that many children secretly harbour. When worry wart Juliet uncovers the painted Worry Tree in her bedroom wall she finds she can hand her worries over to its kindly animals and enjoy a bit of well-earned peace.

Adelaide Advertiser

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742757421

    September 3, 2012

    Vintage Classic Children's

    144 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Paperback

    9781741662313

    July 2, 2007

    Random House Australia Children's

    144 pages

    RRP $14.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781864715460

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    231 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
    2008
    Winner
    Family Therapists Award for Children’s Literature
  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
    2008
    Shortlisted
    Adelaide Festival Award for Children’s Literature
  • QLD Premier’s Literary Awards
    2008
    Shortlisted
    Queensland Premier’s Literary Award

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