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A Land Down Under and other Australiana Verses

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There is no doubt that a 'Land Down Under' is a place of wonder with its unique flora, magical fauna and vibrant colours of a wide, brown sunshine-blest land. In this delightful book Maggie’s heartwarming poetry together with Samantha's captivating illustrations will take you on a journey through all those elements... and leave you wanting more!
Maggie May Gordon was born and raised in Sydney. She began 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 author and 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. Sam is a wildlife illustrator living in the beautiful Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Growing up amidst a family of bushwalkers, bird photographers and artists, it’s no surprise that her love of art and the Australian bush began at an early age. Since graduating from the University of Newcastle with a degree in Natural History Illustration, Sam has continued to develop her skills as a wildlife illustrator. She has collaborated on projects with museums, art galleries and businesses in both Australia and Canada. When not at the drawing desk you’ll often find Sam out in the bush doing what she enjoys most: climbing, camping and outdoor adventuring. You can find Sam's artwork on Instagram at @samanthakate_illustration
* A verse for every occasion, celebrating Australia but also touching on issues that need addressing and calling for action. * Inspiring watercolour illustrations on every page. * Award winning Poet Maggie's lyrics feel both very personal, yet accessible to everyone.




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