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Penguin Australia (2015-08)
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Children’s picture books
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SURI'S WALL

by Estela, LucyOttley, Matt

A hauntingly beautiful and moving tale about the strength of the human spirit.

Suri was different from the other children and the high wall that encircled their lives was Suri's only friend, her comfort and holder of whispered secrets. That was, until one day, when from the depths of human frailty, one small child's voice was enough to change Suri's view of their world inside the wall - and that which lay beyond it...

Lucy Estela's love of writing became apparent as early as age seven when she began writing and illustrating a multitude of storybooks and newspaper columns that were printed up at home and forced upon her family. Since then she has taken a fascinating path towards publishing her first book. Her university degree focused on languages but rather than becoming a language teacher, Lucy was introduced to the world of computer games and has pursued a successful career in London and now in Australia as a developer of websites and games for the kids and youth entertainment market including such brands as Disney, Warner Bros Pictures, Chorion and Xbox. Suri's Wall, illustrated by the talented Matt Ottley, is Lucy's debut book with Penguin. Lucy lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.

Matt Ottley is a multi-modal artist working across the fields of visual arts, music and literature. He is an award-winning picture book writer and illustrator, with 25 picture books published. He spent his childhood in Papua New Guinea, and has travelled widely throughout Australia and the world. As a teenager and during his early twenties he worked as a stockman on remote cattle stations in the Australian outback, before studying fine arts and music. He lived for three years in Britain working as an equestrian painter, painting some of Britain's finest racehorses and polo ponies. He is now one of Australia's most popular children's author/illustrators, and has been published in several different languages around the world. His book and musical work for young adults, Requiem for a Beast was awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia's Picture Book of the Year in 2008, and the Queensland Premier's Award for Young Adult Literature in the same year. His picture book, What Faust Saw was an international best seller. Matt has also worked as a professional flamenco and classical guitarist. He is currently working on two large-scale orchestral projects that will also have visual and literature components.

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Kommentare

Lucy Estela’s debut picture book Suri’s Wall is a standout. ... Suri’s Wall is a poignant story of resilience, compassion, hope and triumph, addressing themes of family, war and conflict. Early primary school readers will relish in its insightful view of a world full of possibilities.

Quote: Romi Sharp

...truly great picture book creators tell their story in the space that exists between the pictures and words. This is the magic of a picture book and it is achieved by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley in Suri’s Wall.... Highly recommended for mid primary aged students.

squigglebooks.com/2015/08/26/suris-wall/

Review: Squigglebooks

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