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y separately published work icon The Puffin Book of Summer Stories anthology   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Puffin Book of Summer Stories
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'Celebrate the fun and freedom of the Australian summer with eight classic picture books in one beautiful volume.

Sandy toes, soaring gulls, and splashing in the waves. What’s not to love about summer? Celebrate the freedom and joy of the long, warm holidays with The Puffin Book of Summer Stories.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Puffin , 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Summer, June Factor , Alison Lester (illustrator), single work picture book children's (p. 5-36)
Grandpa and Thomas, Pamela Allen , Pamela Allen (illustrator), single work picture book children's

'Thomas and Grandpa go the beach. It is an Australian summer. The sun is shining, the gulls are screeching and the sea is singing. Together they build a sandcastle, they have a picnic and they splash in the water. Then at the end of the day, Grandpa takes a sleepy Thomas home. In this lovely picture book for the very young, Pamela Allen gently unfolds the special relationship between grandchild and grandfather.' (Publication summary)

(p. 37-68)
My Hippopotamus is on Our Caravan Roof Getting Sunburnt, Hazel Edwards , Deborah Niland (illustrator), single work picture book children's (p. 69-98)
Eve and Elly, Mike Dumbleton , Laura Wood (illustrator), single work picture book children's

'Elly is Eve's toy elephant, but he's also her best friend. When Elly goes missing, Eve is the one who is lost.

'When Eve loses her faithful companion, a stuffed elephant called Elly, she's terribly sad. Eve's father will do anything to cheer his little girl up, so he tells Eve what adventures her toy has been up to. Dad's tall tale turns little Elly into a towering hero. But if Eve has seen through the story, she's not going to let on. She loves her silly dad just as much as she loves Elly.' (Publication summary)

(p. 99-128)
Castles, Allan Baillie , Caroline Magerl (illustrator), single work picture book children's
'A day at the beach becomes a wonderful adventure in this magical book' (Source: NLA).
(p. 129-160)
Seadog, Claire Saxby , Tom Jellett (illustrator), single work picture book children's

'Not since Harry the Dirty Dog has there been such a lovable puppy with such an aversion to pet grooming. A beautiful picture book about a lovable, but scruffy dog.

'Our dog is not a clean dog,

a shiny or a fluffy dog.

Our dog is a seadog' (Publisher's blurb)

(p. 161-192)
There's a Sea in My Bedroom, Margaret Wild , Jane Tanner (illustrator), single work picture book children's
'David is frightened by the sea but likes collecting shells. One day he finds a conch shell and takes it home. He can hear the sea trapped inside a shell and invites the sea into his bedroom.' (CMIS)
(p. 193-220)
Max, Marc Martin , Marc Martin (illustrator), single work picture book children's

'Max and Bob are old friends. Max helps out in Bob's shop, and in the evenings they go fishing together.

'Until one summer, when everything changes . . .

'From the winner of the 2013 Crichton Award for Australia's best new illustrator comes this heartwarming story of enduring friendship.

(Publication summary)

(p. 221)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2018 .
      image of person or book cover 5334819945416809198.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 256 p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • Published 29 October 2018.

      ISBN: 9780143793540
Last amended 31 Oct 2018 15:08:37
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