Clara lives in her balanced world where everything is perfect. Her glasshouse is free of bugs, her prized pumpkins free of blemishes. But then one day a boy walks into her life and slowly Clara realises that her world is not perfect at all. Her paranoia spreads and she loses all her customers. Finally, she must face up to the realisation that her world is not perfect, and she must make allowances and compromise if she is to survive.
ISBN: 978-1-921665-04-2Publication date: September 2010Extent: 32 pagesFormat: Portrait hardcoverPrice: AUD$26.95Category: Picture bookAge guide: 7+
ISBN: 9781921665158Publication date: April 2011Extent: 32 pagesFormat: Portrait paperbackPrice: AUD$17.95Category: Picture bookAge guide: 7+
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Paul Collins has written many books for young adults. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles in The Jelindel Chronicles and The Quentaris Chronicles. The Earthborn Wars trilogy was published by Tor in the US.
Paul has many strings to his bow. He’s been an agent, publisher, writer and editor.
Paul has been short-listed for many awards and has won the Inaugural Peter McNamara, A Bertram Chandler, Aurealis and William Atheling awards.
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Award winning illustrator, artist and graphic designer, Jo Thompson is passionate about picture books.
A variety of styles, endearing characters and vibrant, dynamic layouts are a feature of Jo's stunning work. Jo won the 2009 CYA Conference, picture book illustration competition and a publishing contract with Ford Street Publishing. Her first picture book, The Glasshouse written by Paul Collins, was selected as an Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities, included in two traveling exhibitions and IBBY’s permanent exhibition in Norway. Illustrations from The Glasshouse were shortlisted in the CBCA’s 2011 Crichton Award.