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Joy Lawn surveys a number of new children's picture books

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December 2011–January 2012, no. 337

Joy Lawn surveys a number of new children's picture books

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December 2011–January 2012, no. 337

Diverse memories of childhood, ranging from Indigenous and migrant experiences to the Great Depression, permeate these evocative Australian picture books. Admired illustrator Bruce Whatley displays his range of styles in a pair of them; two others are set in Western Australia and Queensland. The potential danger of water is a disconcerting theme.

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