Description - How to Make a Bird by Martine Murray
WINNER: 2002 QLD Premier's Literary Awards.
I'm not a bad person. I've simply come out of left field. I'm a stray and, anyway, whatever I am, I'm not it yet. I'm still becoming. In fact, I'd always believed that I was once a horse, because I loved to run down a hill. And Eddie was a fish. He was a swaggerer, if you know what I mean. Flimsy but loveable.
Mannie is searching for the thing she doesn't yet know, but it's like a runaway kite pulling her heart forward. So she's leaving home. She's heading for the city with nothing but a long red dress, a strong hunch, and an unknown address in her pocket. As the day turns to night, Mannie makes a lot of discoveries and not exactly the ones she planned to make.
With rare sensitivity, wisdom and humour, and a voice that's entirely her own, Martine Murray tells a bittersweet story about longing and losing and finding again.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 130mm x mm)
Allen & Unwin
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Author Biography - Martine Murray
Martine Murray is a young author/illustrator. Born in Melbourne, she has travelled widely and now lives in Elwood. She says she has been a student for much longer than one should be, studying painting at the Victorian College of the Arts, filmmaking, dance and dance therapy, and writing. She teaches yoga and circus skills, makes dance theatre and writes stories. She likes dancing, walking and hanging upside-down on things.
Martine is the author and illustrator of A Moose Called Mouse and The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Allen + Unwin) and author of A Dog Called Bear (Random House).
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