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Drawn from the heart : a memoir

Author: Ron Brooks
Publisher: Crow's Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brooks grew up in East Gippsland, a country boy with a yen for drawing and observation of the life around him. He became an acknowledged master of the picture-book form, winning acclaim both nationally and internationally. Yet success never came easy. In this searching memoir he recreates his life as an artist, husband, father, with all its twists and turns, its pain and joy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ron Brooks; Ron Brooks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Brooks
ISBN: 9781742371559 1742371558
OCLC Number: 605176163
Awards: Runner-up for CBCA Book of the Year 2011 (Australia)
Commended for Eve Pownell Award for Information Books 2011 (Australia)
Short-listed for 2011 2011 (Australia)
Description: viii, 325 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The ant, the grasshopper and the remarkable rocket --
Part one: Mallacoota to Melbourne --
Part two: The bunyip of Berkeley's Creek --
Aranea --
Annie's rainbow --
John Brown, Rose and the midnight cat --
Timothy and gramps --
From the Big Apple to the Apple Isle --
This baby --
Motor Bill and the lovely Caroline --
Old pig --
Henry's bed & Henry's bath --
Honey and bear & special days with Honey and bear --
Rosie and tortoise --
Part three: Fox --
First, the words --
Then the pictures --
And then, the book --
Part four: The heart of the matter.
Responsibility: Ron Brooks.

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