Tohby Riddle’s Unforgotten (Allen & Unwin, $35 hb, 123 pp, 9781742379722) will be appreciated by aficionados of Shaun Tan’s sophisticated illustrated works and Riddle’s impressive books. This atmospheric book is allegorical and metaphorical, and the structure is cyclic. It begins and ends in the heavens; and gradually reveals the role and impact of angels.
A survey of picture books
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Joy Lawn is a freelance writer and reviewer for The Weekend Australian (where she writes the YA literature column) and Magpies magazine. Her work also appears in Books+Publishing, SMH, and The Age.
Joy judges several literary awards, and blogs about literary fiction, young adult and children's literature. She teaches at USQ (external).
She is fascinated by ideas and images and how authors and illustrators express these with truth and originality.
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