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Flytrap by Meme McDonald

Book Awards

  • Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2003.

Book Description

BOORI MONTY PRYOR: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13..Nancy is worried. She's said she has a Venus Flytrap, but she hasn't really got one, and now the teacher wants her to bring it in to show the class. It wasn't really a lie, it was more like.a wish...At home Nancy is grabbing stories out of the air. Maybe the flytrap ate so many blowflies it got sick? She pesters Mum and One-two-three Gee, and their stories help her find something special of her own. What will Nancy tell her class in the morning?..Flytrap is a playful and inspiring book about what stories can do.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781865086088
ISBN-10: 1865086088
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 130mm x 5mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Meme McDonald

Meme McDonald is a writer and photographer who creates books for young people and adults...Boori Pryor is from North Queensland. His mother's people are Kunggandji and his father is from the Birra-gubba Nation. Boori is a performer, storyteller and writer...Meme and Boori co-wrote Maybe Tomorrow(Penguin, March 1998) with Margaret Dunkle as consulting editor. The Binna Binna Man (Allen + Unwin 1999) won Book of the Year at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2000. Meme and Boori also co-wrote two prize-winning books which have been adapted for theatre. My Girragundji (Allen + Unwin 1998) had two seasons touring nationally with The Bell Shakespeare Company, and Njunjul The Sun (Allen + Unwin 2002) - which received the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction - was adapted by Kooemba Djarra Theatre Company and produced with QPAC in Brisbane...Boori Monty Pryor was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012 and 2013.

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