Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt lives on a farm in southern Tasmania and is fascinated by landscapes and the stories they inspire. This interest has taken her from the rugged west coast of Ireland to the ice caves of Romania. She loves poetry, storytelling and traditional folktales, and her own stories combine other-worldly elements with down-to-earth humour. Her picture books include The Coat (ill. Ron Brooks) and Precious Little (ill. Gaye Chapman). She's written a three-book series called Little Else about a plucky young cowgirl (ill. Beth Norling), and a graphic novel called KidGlovz (ill. Dale Newman).

Books by Julie Hunt

The Coat

Published: May 2019

This paperback edition of the 2013 CBCA Picture book of the year winner tells the story of how a neglected coat and a down-at-heel man experience the joy and magic of creativity.

Shine Mountain

Published: May 2018

An epic adventure from the author of Song for a Scarlet Runner about a girl who finds a magical musical instrument, a boy from a travelling medicine show, and their perilous journey to a mysterious land.

KidGlovz

Published: September 2015

An extraordinary graphic fable about a boy who inherits a dangerous musical gift, from a multi-award-winning author.

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Published: April 2013

The fantastic story of a young girl who must run for her life because she has brought bad luck to her village.Classic adventure-fantasy by an author with a fabulous and original storytelling voice.

The Coat

Published: May 2012

Illustrated by Australia's leading picture-book artist, this is a surprising and delicious story that will lift you off your feet and whirl you away. A coat in a strawberry patch flies off with a down-at-heel man, and together they have the night of their lives.

Precious Little

Published: September 2010

Luscious, richly detailed artwork provides the perfect backdrop for this beautifully written story of friendship, perseverance and the power of taking a chance.

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