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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Staircase to the Moon
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'Staircase to the Moon is a beautiful story about a young girl and her grandfather who sneak away from home one night in a bid to climb the staircase to the moon. The pair brave blood-thirsty mosquitoes, dive-bombing fruit bats, boab trees that loom like giants and sinking mangrove mud before making it to the foot of the staircase. From there they climb the steps and have the time of their lives, leaping like acrobats on the moon's surface.'

'Staircase to the Moon is based on a natural phenomenon occurring at Broome in the remote north-west of Western Australia. As the full moon climbs above the horizon, it reflects across exposed mudflats at low tide, creating the illusion of a rising staircase. The spectacle draws thousands of sight-seeing tourists each year.' (Source: Magabala Books website; sighted 24/03/2011)

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y separately published work icon Staircase to The Moon Gwen Knox , Gwen Knox (director), 2014 7796383 2014 single work musical theatre children's

'Based on the book by Bronwyn Houston, Staircase to the Moon is the adventure of a girl and her grandfather who sneak out at night to climb the staircase to the moon. They brave bloodthirsty mosquitoes, dive-bombing bats, giant boab trees and sinking mangrove mud before making it to the foot of the staircase.' (Source: Theatre Kimberley website)

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    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2011 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781921248290 (pbk)

Works about this Work

[Review] Staircase to the Moon Meredith Capp , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 6)
Now You Can Read About the Brave Young Adventurer Who Reaches the Moon 2011 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 12 May vol. 10 no. 225 2011; (p. 54)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
Kids Flicks Jane Barry , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Staircase to the Moon Clare Hingston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Staircase to the Moon Clare Hingston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
Kids Flicks Jane Barry , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
Now You Can Read About the Brave Young Adventurer Who Reaches the Moon 2011 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 12 May vol. 10 no. 225 2011; (p. 54)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Staircase to the Moon Meredith Capp , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work picture book
Staircase to the Moon Bronwyn Houston , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 55 no. 2 2011; (p. 6)
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