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Anne Spudvilas Anne Spudvilas i(A54066 works by)
Born: Established: 1951 Heyfield, Heyfield - Rosedale area, Central Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon When the War Is Over Jackie French , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2019 15932649 2019 single work picture book children's

'Now the war is over

And they say the world is free,

Though somewhere guns are snarling,

You've come back to me.

'War may never truly end, but there can be homecomings.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Swan Lake Anne Spudvilas , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11531110 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'The iconic ballet Swan Lake, the tragic love story of a princess transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer, has been revered for more than a century. In this atmospheric adaptation, one of Australia's most talented visual artists reimagines the classic tale of passion, betrayal and heartbreak in the dramatic riverscape of the Murray-Darling.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 4 y separately published work icon Where's Jessie? Janeen Brian , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2015 8702731 2015 single work picture book children's

'Bertie Bear was going on a long journey. He didn’t realise it would be on a camel! And he never imagined he would be having adventures on his own, far away from Jessie.

'Bertie sets off with his family to head out into the Outback. He is packed into a box to travel with the cameleers as he won’t fit on the horse-drawn cart with the family (and young Jessie, his owner). But Bertie doesn’t understand where his family has gone. ‘Where’s Jessie?’ is the refrain that runs through the book, as Bertie bumps along on the camel, then falls off unnoticed. Bertie has adventures with the kind cameleers, and meeting desert animals before he is swept along in a flash flood, gets taken high in an eagle’s talons, and finally falls to the ground, left all alone. Luckily, a young Indigenous boy finds him and returns him to Jessie: a happy ending!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 2 y separately published work icon Our Village in the Sky Janeen Brian , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 7637224 2014 single work children's fiction children's

''Our village sits above the great river, nestled in the Himalayan mountains. This is what we do on summer days when school is closed for holiday time, in our village in the sky.'

Janeen Brian's evocative poems, beautifully illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, reveal how the vital work of children in a remote village can be transformed through imagination into joyful play.' (Publication summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon The Moon Shines Out of the Dark Stephanie Dowrick , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2012 Z1896492 2012 single work picture book children's 'Harry loves to know when things are going to happen. Exactly. Mum usually says "Time to get up", "Time for the bus" and "Time to sleep now, Harry". But Mum's been away for ages. And Harry has had to guess what's coming next.

'One cold, cloudy night, Harry stays awake, thinking and wondering... Will the moon shine out of the dark?

'Beautifully illustrated and tenderly told, this heartwarming story of a little boy and his parents is a stunning collaboration by two bestselling and award-winning creators.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 y separately published work icon Mr Moonlight Jane Carroll , Camberwell : Puffin , 2011 Z1864080 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Something is making a weird noise under the house at night. It's not a possum, or a rat. What is it? Tom can't wait to find out.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 y separately published work icon My Best Book of Nibbles Ursula Dubosarsky , Jane Godwin , Ann James , Anne Spudvilas , Janeen Brian , Beth Norling , Julia Lawrinson , Andrew McLean , Raewyn Caisley , Melbourne : Penguin , 2011 8595350 2011 selected work children's fiction Have you ever wanted to go on a magical adventure? Do you have an annoying brother or sister? Have you ever been to an unusual party? Do you sometimes feel unsure about sleepovers? Have you ever dreamt of becoming part of a wonderful story? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then My Best Book of Nibbles is for you! This exciting collection from the much-loved Aussie Nibbles series brings together five favourite stories for girls. (Google Books)
1 1 y separately published work icon Joe's Boat Raewyn Caisley , Camberwell : Puffin , 2010 Z1699849 2010 single work children's fiction children's
1 5 y separately published work icon Night School Isobelle Carmody , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2009 Z1670357 2009 single work picture book children's
1 5 y separately published work icon A Certain Music Celeste Walters , North Sydney : Woolshed Press , 2009 Z1574986 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'It is 1821 and the child is a loner who spends her time hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man - a music maker. And so begins an odd friendship which develops through their mutual love of music. The man is composing a new work. It will break new ground. He fears it will be ridiculed and is aware that he is thought mad. He confides in the child who sits for hours watching and listening as he revises and plays. She has a feeling for the music that he cannot fathom. And not only for the music, but for what he is. She knows his pain, his anger, his fear and also his gentleness. Together they give each other the courage to face their critics and dare to be different.

'A tale written about an old man who couldn't hear, for a child people considered strange. Yet the song will live forever in the heart and mind of every child where there's nurtured love of music.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 16 y separately published work icon The Peasant Prince Cunxin Li , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Camberwell : Viking , 2007 Z1435037 2007 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units) 'In a poor village in northern China, a small boy is about to be taken away from everything he's ever known. He is so afraid, but his mother urges him to follow his dreams. For soon he will become a dancer, one of the finest dancers in the world...' (Publisher's blurb)
1 y separately published work icon The Girl Who Fell into a Book Julia Lawrinson , Camberwell : Puffin , 2006 Z1341508 2006 single work children's fiction children's Annie loves reading even more than she loves chocolate. And one day, when she is reading her favourite fairy book, something truly amazing happens.
1 1 y separately published work icon Ebi's Boat Claire Saxby , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Kew East : Windy Hollow , 2006 Z1306449 2006 single work picture book children's
1 14 y separately published work icon Woolvs in the Sitee Margaret Wild , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1266927 2005 single work picture book children's

'In a mostly abandoned city, Ben lives in a musty basement room, terrified of the "woolvs" that dwell in the shadows outside, with only an upstairs neighbor, Mrs. Radinski, to help him cope with his fears.' (Publication summary)

5 20 y separately published work icon The Silver Donkey : A Novel for Children Sonya Hartnett , Camberwell : Penguin , 2004 Z1153478 2004 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 1 units) In France during World War I, four French children learn about honesty, loyalty, and courage from an English army deserter who tells them a series of stories related to his small, silver donkey charm. (Source: Trove)
1 2 y separately published work icon Baby Days Ian Bone , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Norwood : Omnibus Books , 2003 Z1097247 2003 single work picture book children's
1 6 y separately published work icon In My Backyard Nette Hilton , Anne Spudvilas (illustrator), Port Melbourne : Lothian , 2001 Z918330 2001 single work picture book children's

'Here is a playground of dazzling lights, sounds and noises, shapes and patterns, buildings that reach to the sky and the bellies of aeroplanes, almost close enough to touch. Here is a chance to stop, look and really see and hear the city that is In My Backyard.' (Good Reads)

1 CBC Acceptance Speeches : Anne Spudvilas Anne Spudvilas , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 44 no. 4 2000; (p. 4-5)
1 2 y separately published work icon Family Business Sophie Masson , Sydney : Hodder Children's Books , 2000 Z397743 2000 single work novel young adult 'The fifth title in the Seyrac family series, this charming novel for children 9-13 year olds, has again as its main character Florence Seyrac, eldest of a French family of five children living in Australia. In this episode of the Seyracs' lives, their new restaurant is open, their friends have new twin babies, and they make new friends. It's life, it's family business. A novel full of fun, love, music and food.' (Author's website)
1 1 y separately published work icon The Millstone Michael O'Hara , Port Melbourne : Lothian , 1999 Z835135 1999 single work children's fiction children's horror 'Kasha and her father's new wife Jill, who Kasha and her mother call "That Woman", are exploring underground caves when a large rock falls and is about to seal the passage where Jill had gone ahead, unless Kasha holds it back. Will she resist the urge to get rid of "That Woman" for ever - and even if she wants to, how long can she hold on?'
Source: Bookseller's website
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