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. She loves to illustrate and write songs and stories, and inspire others in their creativity and care for the planet. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories, and she enjoys visiting schools and festivals to talk about her work.
Rivertime won the Readings Children's Book Prize and Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards in two categories, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards. Rockhopping, a sequel to Rivertime, was the winner of the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers, and was short-listed for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature for Children's Literature and for the 2016 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards - 8 to 10 Years.
Short-listed Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - Children's Books 2016 AU; Short-listed NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature 2015 AU; Short-listed CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New Illustrators, 2015 2015 AU; Short-listed CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2015 2015 AU; Winner The Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, Picture Fiction category 2015 AU; Winner Readings Children's Book Prize 2015 AU; Short-listed Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award 2014 AU
A & U Children
8 - 12