Australia to Z

Australia to Z 1

by Armin Greder

Hardback Publication Date: 01/01/2016

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Juxtaposing words and images, the multi-award-winning author of The Island shines an uncompromising light on what it is to be Australian.

This book is sure to become a classroom classic because of its relevance across so much of the Stage 3 curriculum, including the study of history, society and environment, English language and literacy, visual literacy, creative arts and learning technologies.

'Australia to Z - an alphabet book, but not one for the young and teaching them their letters. Instead Armin Greder has cast his critical eye on us and our symbols.' Libby Gleeson

'Disquieting and potent - a "gloves off" account of Australian nationhood, and how we, as a culture, might appear to those from other cultures. This is a profoundly significant work which will - like Greder's The Island and The City - provoke, disturb and challenge the reader's perception of what it means to be Australian, and what it means to be a global citizen.' Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright

This book features in our Best Books of 2016 (so far)

ISBN:
9781760113186
9781760113186
Category:
Children's
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-01-2016
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
297x210x9mm
Weight:
0.42kg
Armin Greder

Armin Greder was born in Switzerland. In 1971 he migrated to Australia where he worked as a graphic designer and later taught design and illustration at a tertiary art institution.

Books he has illustrated include 2016 CBCA Picture Book of the Year, Flight, with Nadia Wheatley, and The Great Bear, An Ordinary Day and I Am Thomas, all written by Libby Gleeson.

Books he has authored and illustrated include The Island, The City and Australia to Z. His work, in which charcoal is prominent, reflects his European background.

He is the recipient of a number of international recognitions such as the Bologna Ragazzi Award and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize. He now lives in Lima, Peru, together with his companion Victoria.

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  • All over brilliant

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    I can't recommend this book enough. At first, you might not think this book is really appropriate for kids; that it might be going over their heads by making subtle comments about culture and identity. But don't ever underestimate the way kids can critically break things down and find the joy in books.

    Australia to Z is visually stunning and a delightful introduction to letters and words. But it's also an introduction to the richer visual language we share in illustrated books. This book is hilarious, heartbreaking and all over brilliant.