By June Perkins
Illustrations By Helene Magisson
A poetic celebration and exploration of nature, people and imagination in Far North Queensland.
Encourages children and families everywhere to hunt for their own nature-based or urban poems.
“Luminous and jubilant, Magic Fish Dreaming explores an imaginative world of rainforest and cassowary, the flicker of geckos and the roll of quolls. Whimsical poems and exquisite images invite readers to venture into vibrant, magical places, rich with stories and legends.
Like the work of Michael Rosen and Shirley Hughes, images and words combine to evoke the textures and spirit of landscapes. Here, though, it is a vibrant Australian world readers discover, one alive with the colour and energy of nature and many cultures.”
Felicity Plunkett, Poet and Poetry Editor for University of Queensland Press
Jnr book worms reviews
This is a wonderful world of far North Queensland’s Vibrant rainforests and Native animals. poems are told in a fun delightful way.
Each poem led to questions and expansion on meaning and own interpretations from the students, younger children were captivated by the words and illustrations.
a truly lovely collection.
Rochelle age 11 gave the book 5 stars
She loved learning about life in Far North Queensland and “recommends it to anyone because they are great”
Barry age 9 gave the book 5 stars
He thought the book was magic and fun and loved giggle Poems
school class year 5 gave the book 4 stars
The children were engaged from the start they enjoyed hearing the tales and loved the idea to go hunting for their own poems around the school yard.