The Cleo Stories

The Cleo Stories 2

The Necklace and the Present

by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood

Hardback Publication Date: 24/09/2014

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RRP  $16.99 $15.25

Cleo desperately wants a necklace. Her parents say special presents are only for birthdays...but Cleo doesn't want to wait. In the second story, it's her mum's birthday and Cleo doesn't know what to give her - until she has the best idea of all. Delightful, warm and irresistible, these stories show how a little girl with a big imagination can always find a way to have fun.

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Freya Blackwood

Freya Blackwood was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Orange in NSW, Australia where she now lives with her daughter Ivy.

After graduating from UTS in Visual Communications, Freya worked in the film industry as a production assistant, runner and effects technician.

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. Award-winning titles

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  • sensitive and beautiful little gift hardback story

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    The delightful and award winning pairing of this author / illustrator combo is unpassable. Two stories in one in a delightful little hardback with sensitive illustrations, this is a series we look forward to seeing more of.

  • Funny and charming new series for younger readers

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    Younger readers will delight in the first in this new series about a little girl called Cleo from the award winning team of author Libby Gleeson and illustrator Freya Blackwood. Cleo comes up with some wonderful solutions to the problems she is faced with, and learns valuable lessons along the way. Warm, funny, charming and recommended for ages 4 to 7.