Mariella and the Stars

by Selena Hanet-Hutchins

Illustrated by Michelle Pike

On Sale: 01/08/2009



About the Book

A funny and whimsical picture book about a night of starlight and magic.

When the world around Mariella suddenly turns dark, she feels small and lost and alone. But then, in a moment of magic, she starts to dance... Ages 4-7

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733323393
  • ISBN 10: 0733323391
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 01/08/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture books


Selena Hanet-Hutchins has a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Creative Writing and a Diploma of Book Editing and Publishing and has studied drama. She has loved stories for as long as she can remember (especially the ones where something unexpected happens) and has written all kinds of things and worked all kinds of jobs (any job good for collecting stories). Selena is a freelance book editor and is co-compiler, with Selwa Anthony, of What is Mother Love?, a collection of short pieces from Australian mothers (famous and not-so-famous) that is a celebration of motherhood.  Mariella and the Stars is her first children's book. She is currently working on her next one, in Kangaroo Valley, where she lives with her partner and her dog.

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Michelle was born in 1969 and grew up in Carnarvon, Western Australia. She now resides in a small pocket of paradise known as Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia - with her husband Andy, sons Axel and Jodi and groodle Daisy. A self-taught Artist, Michelle draws inspiration from both her own childhood memories and those currently being formed by her two young sons. Often described as quirky and whimsical, Michelle's artwork always provides that little bit extra to both the characters and the story-line as a whole.

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