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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 A Boat of Stars : New Poems to Inspire and Enchant
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'A beautiful anthology of new Australian poetry for preschool and primary-aged children, from some of our country's finest writers and illustrators.

'A boat of stars came down tonight
and sailed around my bed -
it sprinkled stardust on my eyes,
put dreams inside my head

'Open worlds of imagination and explore themagic of everyday life with this enchanting new collection of poetry from some of Australia's most-loved writers and illustrators.

'Perfect for the classroom and the home, A Boat of Stars will bring a love of language, rhythm and rhyme to every child.' (Publication Summary) 

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* Contents derived from the Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:HarperCollins Australia , 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
From the Editors, Margaret Connolly , Natalie Jane Prior , single work prose (p. 7)
Fruit Saladi"Pineapple, mangoes, ripe bananas,", Lesley Gibbes , single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Introductionsi"Good morning, baby brother!", Sophie Masson , single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Pyjama Dayi"I really like pyjamas and", Alexa Moses , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Rocketi"I'm a rocket! Watch me fly", Natalie Jane Prior , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
In the Stone Countryi"In the stone country", Isaiah Nagurrgurrba , Felicity Wright, , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
The Magic Circusi"Unicorn, unicorn, where do you go?", Sophie Masson , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
A Note from Hannah's Dadi"Dear Ms Teacher Dear,", Mark Svendsen , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
My Brother Jimi"This is my big brother Jim,", Lesley Gibbes , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
I Think My Dog's a Police Cari"I think my dog's a police car,", Natalie Jane Prior , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
That's My Playgroundi"Empty playground", Angela May George , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
The Lorikeetsi"My rainbow friends, the lorikeets", Stephen McInerney , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
The Zucchini Songi"I'll eat the tomato, I'll eat up the squash,", Alexa Moses , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Who Am I?i"I never bark or squeak or neigh,", Lesley Gibbes , single work poetry (p. 32)
Purplei"Some mornings, I just want to write in purple.", Natalie Jane Prior , single work poetry (p. 33)
Twenty Reasons Not to Go to Bedi"1. I need to go to the toilet", Margaret Wild , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
School Dayi"Alarm clock rings. No time to rest.", Lesley Gibbes , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
Birthdayi"I wake up in the dark because my birthday is today!", Alexa Moses , single work poetry (p. 38-39)
Raini"There's a jumble, rumble from up high.", Sara Acton , single work poetry (p. 40)
Shiveryi"Shivery", Natalie Jane Prior , single work poetry (p. 41)

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