Graeme Base (Author)

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Graeme Base (Photo credit: Robyn Base)

Photo credit: Robyn Base

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Last King of Angkor Wat.

Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.

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Book Cover:  Animalia

Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find
A thousand things, or maybe more -
It's up to you to keep the score . . .

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Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find...




Published: 01/11/1990
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140541120
Book Cover:  Animalia

Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find
A thousand things, or maybe more -
It's up to you to keep the score . . .

Visit graemebase.com

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Within the pages of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words,
A hidden land of beasts and birds.
For many things are 'of a kind,'
And those with keenest eyes will find...




Published: 19/09/1986
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670815364
Book Cover:  Enigma

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians' props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. . .

Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show?

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his...

Published: 27/10/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072019
Book Cover:  Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye is the latest fantastic picture book from one of Australia's favourite storytellers, Graeme Base.
Eye to Eye is the latest fantastic picture book from one of Australia's favourite storytellers, Graeme Base.
Published: 23/09/2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670078592
Book Cover:  Jungle Drums

Little Ngiri is the smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wilderbeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But all the animals of the jungle are in for a BIG surprise as Ngiri's wish is granted in a most unexpected way.

Jungle Drums is a gloriously illustrated...

Little Ngiri is the smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wilderbeest gives Ngiri a set of magic...

Published: 06/03/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143500964

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03 Aug 2015
BOOKTOPIA ACQUIRES BOOKWORLD AND ANGUS & ROBERTSON ONLINE
 Melbourne 11.30am, 3 August 2015: Penguin Random House Australia CEO Gabrielle Coyne today announced the sale of Bookworld, the online book retailer that operates bookworld.com.au and angusrobertson.com.au, to Booktopia.The transaction will bring together Australia’s two largest online book businesses.Coyne said “As publishers, connecting authors with readers is at the core of what we do and a strong online player is but one of the many ways this happens.

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