Family Forest, the 2011 CBCA-shortlisted Picture Book of the Year, is w available in paperback for the first time! The modern family comes in all shapes and sizes, with half-sisters, big brothers and step-parents. Some kids have a family tree, and others have a family forest! Created by the award-winning author Kim Kane and celebrated illustrator Lucia Masciullo, half-sisters, this gentle and witty picture book explores one such gorgeous family.
Kim Kane is an award-winning author who writes for children and teens in Australia and overseas. Kim's books include the CBCA short-listed picture book Family Forest and her middle-grade novel Pip: the Story of Olive. Kim lives with her family in Melbourne and writes whenever and wherever she can. Born and bred in Livorno, Italy, Lucia currently lives on the Gold Coast, where she works as a freelance illustrator specialising in children's books. Since her move to Australia in 2007 she has collaborated with Australian and English Publishers and has illustrated seventeen books, including Come Down Cat! (CBCA Honour Book and shortlisted in the Prime Minister Award, 2012) and the successful series Our Australian Girl. Lucia likes to create whimsical characters and dynamic compositions and she works with traditional techniques, mixing watercolour, pencil and acrylic. Her most recent books are Together Always, by Edwina Wyatt and The Ballad of Henry Hoplingsea, by Julia Hubery.