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Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.

The year I turned eight, Mum and Dad took us on a trip around Australia. Luke, Billy and I missed school for the whole winter term. Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.


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Awards & Recognition

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2006 • Picture Story Books

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2006 • Picture Story Books

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2006 • Early Readers

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2008 • Picture Story Books

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Honour Award • 2009 • Picture Story Books

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2009 • Picture Story Books

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2009 • Picture Story Books

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