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From creative duo Emma Allen and Hannah Sommerville comes a heart-warming and relatable story about the much anticipated first day at school and the joy of making new friends

It’s the first day of school and Oscar is trying hard to be brave. Oscar’s mum feels sure he will make lots of friends, but Oscar isn’t so sure, particularly when Ernest seems so mean and scary.

But is he really?

My Friend Ernest

by Emma Allen, Illustrated by Hannah Sommerville

 

From award-winning children’s writer Emma Allen and talented illustrator Hannah Sommerville comes a book about the much anticipated first day at school and the joy of making new friends. My Friend Ernest is a story that many children and their parents will recognise and relate to.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Emma Allen is an award winning author whose debut book The Terrible Suitcase won the 2013 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Literary Awards. Based in Canberra, Emma was a paediatric speech therapist for many years and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing.

 

Hannah Sommerville is the talented children’s book illustrator behind the beautiful imagery of Chasing Shadows by Corrine Fenton. A passionate artist, Hannah lives along the South Coast of New South Wales with her husband and two young children.

For interviews, review copies and further information please contact:

 

Holly Frendo, Publicity Manager

Tel: 02 9952 5072

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DATE POSTED

January 4, 2016

SUBJECT

From creative duo Emma Allen and Hannah Sommerville comes a heart-warming and relatable story about the much anticipated first day at school and the joy of making new friends

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