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Ula's Magic Island

by Di Morrissey & Illustrated by Julie Sydenham



ISBN:9781922134790
Format:Paperback
Page Extent:32 pages
Book Size:250 x 250 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Ula lives by a beautiful lake with her mum and dad and spends hours in her favourite tree daydreaming. Despite being forbidden to ever go out on the lake by herself, Ula imagines she sees a magic island appear in the middle of the lake. Unable to resist, she paddles out and meets the wish bird Ambrose who grants her one wish. She could be an Hawaiian princess or wish for a room full of toys or shiny new pink boots. But Ula realises all she really wants is to go home and be with her family. Celebrates the importance of imagination and adventure.Balances the idea of having freedom and independence with the need to be nurtured and loved within the family Beautifully illustrated, Ula will appeal to both pre and early readers.


About the Author

Di Morrissey

Di Morrissey is one of the most successful adult authors Australia has ever produced. Known as “Gigi” to her grandchildren – Sonoma, Everton, Bodhi and Ula – Di believes it was the ‘First Stories’ she was read by her mother and then was able to read for herself, that inspired her love of books and writing. The love and sound of language, a rich imagination, seeing the world in a magical way, a place of your own to escape to, a constant companion, is what Di believes books give us. So the first stories we hear and read, are the ones that stay with us, enrich us and are the ones we want to share and pass on. Di was married to an American diplomat, Peter Morrissey, and lived and worked in many countries. Di trained as a journalist and has worked in newspapers, magazines, in radio, theatre, advertising, television and film. Her first novel was published in 1991 and she has now written 23 bestselling books. Her next novel, The Road Back, will be published by Pan Macmillan in November 2014. Di was born in Wingham, NSW and grew up at Pittwater and the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She has now returned to the Manning Valley of NSW where she lives with her partner, Boris Janjic. Di is thrilled to be adding another string to her bow with the publication of the stories she’s only ever told her grandchildren.