Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House

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Hardie Grant Egmont, Oct 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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When you have one big house, two small children, a game of Three Little Pigs and a huge stack of cardboard boxes ... you discover that friends are what make a house your home. This award-winning picture book is a striking story about loneliness, friendship and what it means to move house and start life afresh.

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My 5-year-old liked this book. He said it was fun to see the kids building things out of boxes. Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie Gelson - Goodreads

The best part of this story - the celebration of play through some very imaginative building with boxes. Of course, also a great book to touch on anxiety about moving somewhere new. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Libby Gleeson was born in Young, Australia in 1950. After high school she studied at the University of Sydney. Gleeson taught for two years in a small town, Picton, which is just outside of Sydney, but in 1976, she took time off to travel for five years. Gleeson based herself first in Italy where she taught English and then in London where she started writing her first novel, Eleanor, Elizabeth. She also attended a creative writing group where the other students pushed her to write a better book. After returning Gleeson taught at the University of NSW, but soon quit to write full-time. In the last twenty years, she's written twenty books and also taught occasional courses in creative writing and visited schools to talk about her work. Gleeson has won the Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children's Literature, in 1997, the Children's Book Council of Australia, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier's Awards, the South Australian Literary Awards, the Prime Minister's Multicultural Awards, the Children's Literature Peace Prize, and the Young Australian Readers Award (YARA).

Freya Blackwood grew up in Orange in New South Wales, Australia. As the daughter of a painter and an architect, she was encouraged to draw from a young age, and produced many illustrated books as a child. She earned a design degree (Visual Communications) at the University of Technology, Sydney and then worked for several years in the film industry in Sydney and Wellington, New Zealand. Many of her books have been translated into other languages and can be read by people all over the world. She now lives back in Orange, New South Wales, Australia with her divine daughter Ivy, their rather naughty whippet Pivot, and four noisy chickens.

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