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Author Cummings,Phil

Illustrator Lesnie,Phil

Item Code 8515447

Product Type Book

Format Hardback

ISBN 9781760157357


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The sandpiper stretched its wings in the chilling breeze. It knew it was time to it took flight. Follow the feathers as they fall along this exquisite journey of heartache, hope and home.

The story reveals the resilience of the human spirit and the universal importance of home and finding safe shelter.

Themes: birds, migration, geography, refugees, natural disasters, hope, resilience, home, safety.
Genre: General Fiction, Family & Home Stories Subject: Reading Level: Foundation, Lower Primary School Year: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 Ages: 4 to 7 Page Count: 32
Phil Cummings

Where were you born? Where do you live now? 
I was born in Pt Broughton South Australia and I now live in the Adelaide foothills.

Where did you go to school?

I went to school and grew up in Peterborough in the Mid-North of South Australia.

Did you have a nickname?

What were you like in school?
I was reasonably quiet and I loved playing sport. 

What is the naughtiest thing you did?
I’d rather not say!

What was your favourite book growing up?

To Kill a Mockingbird.

Who is your favourite children’s author?

Roald Dahl

What is your favourite food/colour/movie? 
ANZAC Biscuits / Blue / It’s a Wonderful Life.

Who inspired you to write?
My teachers

How did you get started?  
Writing poems and lyrics.

How old were you? 
About 16

Why did you want to be a writer?
I love to tell a story.

How do you think up ideas?
I observe the world around me, listen to conversations, delve into memories and I do a lot of imagining.

Do you have a special place where you write? 
My study

What is the best thing about being a writer? 
Sharing my stories.

Have you had any funny or embarrassing moment as a writer? 
Too many to mention!

What do you do when you are not writing? 
I listen to music, play guitar (badly) garden and watch sport. 

What would you have chosen to be if you were not a writer? 
I was a junior primary school teacher for 22 years and would have continued to do that if I hadn’t become a writer.

Which famous person from the past would you like to talk to?   
Nelson Mandela

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