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30 y separately published work icon Where Happiness Hides Anthony Bertini , Jennifer Goldsmith (illustrator), ( trans. Irena Kobald with title Wo sich das Glück versteckt ) Orange : Dirt Lane Press , 2020 21055127 2020 single work picture book children's

'Happiness can be found in little things.

'Where Happiness Hides is a story we often tell our children and ourselves. It is about children who find pleasure in small things: in a bowl of soup, in beetles, in discovery, in sunshine and shadow, in disappointment and in hope. Meditative and inspiring, this story invites readers to savour the moments and minutiae of everyday life.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Dream Peddler Irena Kobald , Chris Nielsen (illustrator), Orange : Dirt Lane Press , 2019 15396897 2019 single work picture book children's

'Once upon a time a boy was born.
He laughed. He kicked.
He grew.
He wondered, and had many dreams.

When a boy leaves home, he meets a peddler of dreams, the like of which dreams the boy could never have imagined. But these gleaming dreams come at a terrible cost.

The cost of truth. The cost of his family. The cost of his self identity.

Only the healing power of regret, determination and unconditional love can reverse the nightmare.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Metromania Irena Kobald , 2014 single work prose
— Appears in: Polestar , no. 27 2014; (p. 51-55)
6 10 y separately published work icon My Two Blankets Irena Kobald , Freya Blackwood (illustrator), Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2014 6742932 2014 single work single work picture book children's

'Cartwheel has moved to a place that is so strange to her that she no longer feels like herself. She creates a safe place under an old blanket, made out of memories and thoughts of home. As time goes on, Cartwheel begins to weave a new blanket, one of friendship and a renewed sense of belonging. It is different from the old blanket, but it is eventually just as warm and familiar. This story is for all who have experienced change. It is about learning new ways of speaking, new ways of living, new ways of being.'

(Publisher's blurb)

1 The Smoking Ceremony February 26th 2009 Irena Kobald , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Polestar , no. 22 2011; (p. 46-50)
1 Northern Territory Highlights : Nyirrpi Irena Kobald , 2011 single work prose travel
— Appears in: Polestar , no. 21 2011; (p. 52-53)
1 Time to Say Goodbye to Moscow Irena Kobald , 2010 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Polestar , June no. 20 2010; (p. 53-56)