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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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Herman and Rosie

4.22 avg rating — 663 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Somewhere Else

3.86 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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Wendy

4.37 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Last Peach

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The Dirt Experiment (Hotsho...

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Somewhere Else: A Picture Book

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A Day with Noodles. Gus Gordon

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I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!

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"George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, “somewhere else”. They’ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say “no”. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watc..." Read more of this review »
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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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