The Down the Creekby Gary Crew, Gregory Rogers
Gary Crew and Gregory Rogers come together for the first time since the highly acclaimed Lucy's Bay to create this poetic picture book. For Audrey, the journey �down the creek' in her tiny boat is one that marks not only the myriad changes to the physical environment she passes, but a journey within herself. She comes face to face with death, the challenges of growing up and the need to accept and move on from loss.
Author Biography: Gary Crew has an outstanding reputation as a writer of Young Adult fiction and innovative picture books. His numerous prizes and awards include CBC Book of the Year: Older Readers for Strange Objects and Angel's Gate (1991 and 1994) which also received widespread international recognition; CBC Honour Book for Memorial (2000), CBC Picture Book of the Year for First Light (1994); CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Watertower (1995); The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie was a notable book in 1996. He is also the author of The Viewer and Mama's Babies, which were CBC Notable Books for 1998 and 1999 respectively. Gary is editor of the After Dark series and author of the picture books Bright Star, Troy Thompson's Excellent Peotry Book, Troy Thompson's Radical Prose Folio, Leo The Lion Tamer and Valley of Bones. Other Lothian YA Fiction titles are Dear Venny, Dear Saffron with Libby Hathorn and Edward Britton with Philip Neilsen.
About the Illustrator: Gregory Rogers studied fine art at the Queensland College of Art. He worked in the public service for many years before taking up illustration in 1987. He has since illustrated scores of book covers and childrens' picture books, including Tracks by Gary Crew and four titles in the LothianAfter Dark series: The Bent-Back Bridge, The Island, The Rings and The Fort. In 1995 Gregory became the first Australian artist to win the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations in Way Home.
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.18(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.32(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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Definitely one of Lawrence's best works. I've have had my students read this book for an AP course, and they have all enjoyed it immensely.