A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle.
A tender and beautifully illustrated tale of a boy and his bird-watching uncle, on a paddling trip on Australia's Glenelg River. A story about slowing down, growing up, and connecting with the land and its creatures.
Short-listed for theCBCA Picture Book of the Year 2015 and the CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New Illustrators, 2015
'All children need an Uncle Egg to open up the magical world of nature. We all need to get outside, away from television, computers and mobile phones, and what better way than a canoeing- camping trip? This is a delightful story about the joy of the outdoors.' DAVID SUZUKI
'Rivertime is a quirky, charming immersion into the life of a waterway and into the life-lessons a river can teach.' MAYA WARD (author of The Comfort of Water)
Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories.
Winner, Readings Children's Book Prize, 2015
Winner, The Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, Picture Fiction category, 2015
Short-listed, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award, 2014
Short-listed, CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2015, 2015
Short-listed, CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New Illustrators, 2015, 2015
Short-listed, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, 2015
Short-listed, Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - Children's Books, 2016
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
8 - 12