Glenda Millard was born in the Goldfields region of
Central Victoria and has lived in the area all her life. It wasn’t
until Glenda's four children became teenagers that she began to
write in her spare time. She has been writing full-time since 1999
and has published several books for children. Her first book with
Walker Books Australia, Isabella’s Garden, has been awarded Honour
Book in the Picture Book of the Year category in the 2010
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, and has won a Speech
Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award, Best Book for Language
Development, Lower Primary Category (5-8 years), 2010; and
short-listed the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Children’s
Book – Mary Ryan Award, 2010.
Born in Western Australia, artist and illustrator Rebecca Cool lives on a rural property on the Margaret River, WA with her husband. Rebecca has studied at the Claremont School of Fine Art and has had her work shown at a number of exhibitions. Rebecca is happiest when she is painting and creating her charming, colourful and playful compositions. Her work features a combination of oil pastels and fabric collage, and her strong, colourful works have a naïve charm reminiscent of European folk art. Isabella’s Garden (written by Glenda Millard) is her first book and has received many awards including Honour Book, Picture Book of the Year category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. Rebecca was also short-listed for the Crichton Award in 2010.
The Book Chook has a new favourite picture book. Isabella’s Garden
has pushed its way into my heart and mind with beautiful, poetic
writing, and eye-popping illustrations.
*The Book Chook*
Rebecca Cool’s superb, folksy illustrations are a riot of colour and beauty, deliciously housing Millard’s text and offering kids the perfect visual casing to this gorgeous book...
*Kids' Book Review*