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Stars in Their Eyes

Illustrated by Aśka Aśka and written by Jessica Walton


*Available to pre-order now for delivery in October*

Maisie has always dreamed of meeting her hero, Kara Bufano, an amputee actor who plays a kick-arse amputee character in her favourite show. Fancon is big and exciting and exhausting. Then she meets Ollie, a cute volunteer who she has a lot in common with. Could this be the start of something, or will her mum, who doesn’t seem to know what boundaries are, embarrass her before she and Ollie have a chance?

ISBN 9781760990718 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's Books 2021
Coming Soon
Young Adult
Stories for Change
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2021
Pages 216
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    Aśka Aśka

    Aśka is an energetic illustrator, storyteller and science communicator who is a passionate advocate for visual literacy. She has illustrated ten published books and is a regular contributor to The School Magazine and other children’s publications. An active member of the local literature sector, she is part of many creative organisations, and the Illustrator Co-ordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Australia West. She is also a recipient of several government Arts grants, prizes, and the May Gibbs Fellowship.  Aśka believes visual literacy is one of the most important skills in today’s world and she loves projects which explore new ways of communicating and presenting ideas with images.  She has made comics, dabbled in animation, ran an animated film festival, held a solo art-science exhibition, and has been featured in an ABC arts documentary. She delivers engaging talks and workshops about her work, as well as developing her own visual story-telling ideas.  In addition to an Arts degree, Aśka holds a Physics degree and she still finds time to share her love of science and explosions with kids big and small. Read more

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    Jessica Walton

    Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, parent, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer, disabled woman. She wrote Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her kids. Introducing Teddy began as a Kickstarter project, but has now been published in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia by Bloomsbury. It has also been translated into nine other languages. Jess lives in Pakenham, Victoria, with her wife, kids and cat. Read more