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UNFORGOTTEN Tohby Riddle Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Inklit/Penguin US Genre: Children’s picture book Pub Date: September 2012 Format: HB, 225 x 278 mm, full colour throughout Rights sold: ANZ, US, World Spanish (Editorial Oceano), Korea (Daesung), Russian (Gayatri), Germany (tbc) Rights available: UK (via Allen & Unwin), translation, film & TV, audio Page extent: 128pp ‘Reading this book is like being quietly ushered into another dimension by winged strangers, a place beyond the tread of normal earth-bound language. Ephemeral as a feather, timeless as a rock, and as true as both, Unforgotten is a magical experience.’ Shaun Tan

SHORTLISTED – 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize (Young People's Literature) SHORTLISTED – 2013 Indie Awards (Children's) SHORTLISTED – 2013 Book Design Awards (Children's Picture Book) NOTABLE – 2013 CBCA Book of the Year Awards (Picture Book)

Nobody knows where they come from. But they come. Impossible birds of the big sky and the long night … So begins this timely and timeless story, told in magnificent images and words by master storyteller, Tohby Riddle. A triumph of quiet beauty which, like Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, will move and delight readers of all ages. Stunningly atmospheric, moving and original. ‘A book as impressive, mesmerising and thought-provoking as this deserves to become a classic.’ Bookseller+Publisher ‘There is a quiet beauty and calm about this book which makes it not so much a hymn to life as a hymn to some of the mysteries of life. Unforgotten bids the reader to remember empathy, kindness and compassion but also to remember the mysteries of the life of the mind.’ Judges notes, NSW Premiers Awards About the Author: Tohby Riddle studied both art and architecture before becoming a writer and illustrator. He is the author/illustrator of The Great Escape from City Zoo, The Singing Hat, The Tip at the End of the Street, Fifty Fairies You Ought to Know About and The Royal Guest, among others. Tohby’s cartoons have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Good Weekend. His illustrations, articles and other writings feature monthly in the NSW School Magazine where he is an editor. He has also had published two collections of his cartoons, What’s the Big Idea and Pink Freud. Picture books Nobody Owns the Moon were published in 2008, and My Uncle’s Donkey in 2010. His newest books include a follow up to the very successful Word Spy written by Ursula Dubosarsky, and Unforgotten. 5 Curtis Brown Australia / /

Curtis Brown Australia FRANKFURT CATALOGUE (Children's)  

October 2013