Fascinating reading!

by Mia Macrossan

Peter Carnavas has been wrCarnavasiting and illustrating his own and others works, now numbering over 20, since his first picture book, Jessica’s Box came out in 2008. Before that he was a primary school teacher in Queensland. He lives and works in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with his wife, two daughters, a dog called Florence and a cat named Harry Potter. Last year we were all excited when he produced his first novel for young readers, the CBCA Shortlisted The Elephant, which is the story of a girl named Olive and an unwelcome elephant that nobody else can see.

website-front-imageIt has been warmly embraced by the children’s literature community. In my Reading Time  review I described it as There is much to enjoy and savour here: a rich theme, carefully realised characters, delicate line drawings, a satisfying story, gentle humour and sensitive careful language…

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