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AWARD WINNERS AND ONES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THE DEAD I KNOW by Scot Gardner (Allen & Unwin Australia 2011, Penguin Canada 2012, Houghton Mifflin US 2014) YA Fiction ‘I have never read a book more gripping, nor a book more triumphantly alive. I love how it haunts me still.’ John Marsden WINNER – CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Award For Older Readers 2012 SHORTLISTED – 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young adult fiction award HIGHLY COMMENDED – 2011 FAW Christina Stead Award SHORTLISTED – 2012 WA Premier’s Book Award Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can’t explain, and memories he can’t recover. Death doesn’t scare him – his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn’t discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up. A potent, intense psychodrama set against a backdrop of the funeral industry that will keep readers gripped to the very last page. Rights available: Translation, UK, film & TV, audio Rights sold: ANZ, Canada, US Page extent: 216pp

FOG A DOX by Bruce Pascoe (Magabala Books, August 2012) Children’s fiction A charming little book about dogs and foxes, and a little girl and a timber cutter; and how after a nasty accident, a simple act of kindness can change everything … WINNER 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award (Young Adult category) WINNER 2013 Notable Book, CBCA Awards (for Older Readers) SHORTLISTED 2013 WA Premier’s Book Awards (Young Adult category) SHORTLISTED 2013 Deadly Awards (Published Book of the Year category) Trapped at home and under strict orders from the doctors, young Maria is forced to watch the wild world she loves from her window. Albert Cutts is a tree feller. A fella who cuts down trees. Fog is a fox cub raised by a dingo. He’s called a dox because people are suspicious of foxes and Albert Cutts owns the dingo and now the dox. Albert is a bushman and lives a remote life surrounded by animals and birds. All goes well until Albert has an accident ... and a simple act of kindness changes everything. A gentle tale of courage, acceptance and respect, Fog a Dox shows the strength of true friendship Rights available: World excl ANZ (US and UK via Magabala Books), film & TV, audio Page extent: 112pp

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Curtis Brown Australia FRANKFURT CATALOGUE (Children's)  

October 2013