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Gus Gordon

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Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children.

His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic – where animals take the place of humans in the narrative. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows. His picture book 'Herman and Rosie' (Penguin), a musical love story set in New York, was sold at auction in New York to US publisher Neal Porter Books (Macmillan) and has since been sold into twelve countries. It has been adapted for the stage by several theatre companies, was chosen as the ‘Read for Australia’ book and won the 2013 CBCA 'Honour Award' for be
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Average rating: 3.92 · 2,454 ratings · 510 reviews · 46 distinct worksSimilar authors
Herman and Rosie

4.21 avg rating — 755 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Somewhere Else

3.94 avg rating — 318 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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The Last Peach

3.52 avg rating — 274 ratings4 editions
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Wendy

4.30 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Dirt Experiment (Hotsho...

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A Day with Noodles. Gus Gordon

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008
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I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!

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Gus Gordon and 3 other people liked Abigail's review of Herman and Rosie:
Herman and Rosie by Gus  Gordon
"Herman and Rosie lived right next door to one another in the big city, but they lived lives that never touched. They went to work, pursued their musical passions - Herman played the oboe, while Rosie was a jazz singer - and indulged their (shared)..." Read more of this review »
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"Love this. Wonderful story and illustrations. Great colors and use of simulated mixed media (such as old postcards, subway plans, buildings of New York's skyline rendered from newspaper clippings.) A quick read, but do take time to savor the detai..." Read more of this review »
The Last Peach by Gus  Gordon
"Clever and fun to read aloud with a partner or small group!"
The Last Peach by Gus  Gordon
"Supremely funny with beautiful collage art illustrations. A winner!"
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I don't read a lot of historical fiction but this book, set in the sixteenth century, was a fantastic read. Loved all the cooking references and mouth watering descriptions - you could almost smell the dishes. Unique, well crafted story telling and w ...more
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