October 2019 Children's & Young Adult Lead Titles

Summer Time Hilary Bell, Antonia Pesenti

Summer Time
Hilary Bell, Antonia Pesenti

Hardback | Oct 2019 | NewSouth | 9781742236070 | 44pp | 260x215mm | GEN | AUD$14.99, NZD$18.99

LONGLISTED for the 2020 ABIA Small Publisher's Children's Book of the Year

SHORTLISTED for Australian Book Design Awards 2020 
Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Illustrated Book

Age range 3+

Summer is here. Put your school shoes away,

The long, lazy days can begin.

Mangoes and magpies, municipal pools…

Take a deep breath and dive in.

The bestselling creators of Alphabetical Sydney and Numerical Street are back with their new picture book, Summer Time – a stunning tribute to an Australian summer. 

'Summer Time, Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti's third picture book collaboration, explores ideas of time within the grand nostalgic mythology of Australian summer...The rhyming verse is rich and evocative, making good use of both rhythm and imagery...Pesenti's pleasing collage-style illustrations complement Bell's linguistic portraits; a colour palette both bright and gentle evokes the harsh Australian light and the haze of memory.' — Books + Publishing

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