Zahara's Roseby Libby Hathorn, Doris Unger (Illustrator)
What will happen when Zahara reaches the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and tries to see the Queen? With a cart full of plants and the straggly weed her father calls The Flower of Heaven, she and her mother and grandmother pass through the Ishtar Gates on the way to the marvelLous Hanging Gardens, built
Multi-award winning Australian author Libby Hathorn's latest book.
What will happen when Zahara reaches the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and tries to see the Queen? With a cart full of plants and the straggly weed her father calls The Flower of Heaven, she and her mother and grandmother pass through the Ishtar Gates on the way to the marvelLous Hanging Gardens, built by King Nebuchadnezzar for his Queen, Amyritis. But a guard refuses entry for Zahara and laughs at the Flower of Heaven...
Libby Hathorn has told a gentle, celebratory tale, illuminated by the evocative illustrations of Doris Unger.
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- 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Libby Hathorn is an award winning author of more than 50 books for children. Her stories have been translated and adapted to stage and screen.
Her best-selling novel Thunderwith has been adapted into a movie by Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Judy Davies; and her recent historical novel Georgiana: Woman of Flowers into a stage play. Her most recent novel is Fire Song.
Libby lectures part-time at Sydney University and travels widely in her role as Australia Day Ambassador, and for her current project 100 Views, a celebration of the arts in small communities. Her recent documentary 100 Views Kathmandu is screening on community channels in Australia. Her latest IP Kidz book is I Love You Book.
Doris Unger has a background in Fine Art, Animation and Graphic Design.
She lived in Melbourne for many years where she studied Animation and Electronic Design, also working in commercial and series animation. She was involved in creating acres of murals in the Royal Children’s Hospital and regularly exhibited
her own paintings in galleries.
Doris grew up on a rich diet of European fairy tales and especially loved the pictures. When she was older Medieval illuminated manuscripts fascinated her, in particular the colours and the ‘doodles’ in the margins.
Having European parents who were both born and raised in the Middle East, Doris was drawn to the amazing imagery and story in Zahara’s Rose and felt a personal link as her own father is a passionate gardener.
Doris currently lives in northern New South Wales where she is working on her own illustrated stories.
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