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A Land Called Oz

Time to close your eyes to dream Of all the scenes that you have seen, And even as years will pass away Our childhood dreams forever stay. For dreams really do come true And a land called ‘Oz’ waits for you It’s here, there, and everywhere And it’s the dream we all can share!
Author: Maggie May Gordon was born and raised in Sydney. She commenced writing when she married and moved to a property on the western plains of NSW which she found very conducive to writing about the characters, flora and fauna of the Australian bush. An award-winning poet, her verses have been widely published and used in eisteddfod and radio presentations. Her lyrics have been performed on stage and television. Maggie is the original author & lyricist of Eureka! the Musical (Her Majesty’s, Melbourne 2004) which was nominated for Best Musical in the Robert Helpmann Awards for Australian Theatre 2005. Illustrator: Emma Middleton is an author, illustrator and performer. Her first childhood ambition was to be Peter Rabbit, then a mermaid and finally a dancer. After a career in performing arts, including as a soloist for the Vienna Ballet, Emma returned to Australia to teach at The Brighton Dance Academy, then follow her passion for picture books. She works in watercolour, pastel, pencil and oils. She has exhibited her art in numerous galleries and won awards for her artwork. Emma combines her love for writing, teaching, music and performing by presenting interactive theatrical storytelling sessions. She lives on the Sunshine Coast with her family and pets.
* Whimsical illustrations by Emma Middleton. * Rhyming text, perfect for bedtime and read-aloud. * A celebration of the beauty of Australia.

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