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).
Published: June 2020
A gripping illustrated adventure about a travelling circus troupe, a future-telling macaw and a cursed pair of gloves that Shoestring must conquer once and for all. A companion to the award-winning KidGlovz.
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.
Published: April 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.
Published: August 2015
An extraordinary graphic fable about a boy who inherits a dangerous musical gift, from a multi-award-winning author.
Published: March 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.
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.
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.