Author(s): Libby Gleeson
When two ragamuffins stumble across a book in the dust their world begins to change. The familiar becomes fantastical, the mundane becomes magical, and a fractured community finds a focus.
Set in a dreary, underprivileged, contemporary world, Look, A Book! is an exhilarating whirl through the magic of imagination that leaves the reader in an vertiginous trance.
Books were hugely important to Libby Gleeson as a child, and have remained the focus of her adult life. Libby's fiction and picture books have won multiple awards the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2000, and the Prime Minister's Award in 2013 for her services to children's literature.
Freya Blackwood was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Australia, where she now lives with her daughter Ivy. She began illustrating picture books in 2002 and has since been shortlisted for, and won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2010 for Harry and Hopper.