Thursday, June 26, 2014

Roses Are Blue - a special book

By Sally Murphy

Illustrated by Gabriel Evans

From the award-winning author of Pearl Verses the World and Toppling comes a very special story about resilience and the importance of family.

"I have not got used to my new mum, even though I love her (I absolutely love her), I miss my happy, painting, dancing, gardening, smiling mum.

Amber Rose and her family are dealing with tragedy and change. But sometimes hope suddenly blooms - a heart-breaking glimpse of an average family coping in a difficult situation.

About the author

Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager, reviewer, and, of course, author. She was born in Perth and now lives in Dalyellup, Western Australia. Her first illustrated verse novel with Walker Books Australia, Pearl Verses the World (illustrated by Heather Potter) won the children's book category for the Indie Book of the Year awards, 2009; was awarded Honour Book in the Younger Readers category, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2010; and won the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, 2010, Best Book for Language Development, Upper Primary (8-12 years). Toppling (illustrated by Rhian Nest James) has won the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Children's Book - Mary Ryan's Award, 2010 and the Children's Book for the 2010 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

About the illustrator

Gabriel Evans currently lives in Western Australia. He has created paintings using watercolour, gouache, inks, pencils, charcoal and oil. Gabriel co-created a family greeting card line under the name "Creations in a Teapot". Gabriel's studio is very messy as he believes creativity is found in clutter. Walker Stories: Annie's Snails (written by Dianne Wolfer) was his first book.

ISBN: 9781922244376
Release Date: July 1, 2014

Australian RRP: $16.95
New Zealand RRP: $18.99

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