Eighteen Summers - Penny Harrison & Leila Rudge
Eighteen Summers - Penny Harrison & Leila Rudge

Eighteen Summers - Penny Harrison & Leila Rudge

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Let me tell you a tale of the stars and the sea,
of adventures we’ll have as you grow, wild and free.

For the days may drift past, but the years will sail by,
and we’ve just eighteen summers to share, you and I …


From beloved storytellers Penny Harrison and Leila Rudge comes a tender and timeless ode to the unbreakable bond between parent and child, and a celebration of the moments that weave together to become eighteen summers to treasure.

'Bound to bring tears to parents’ eyes, [Eighteen Summers] is a must-have book in every family’s library, one to be treasured and shared year after year. This book is a classic in the making … for fans of Kissed by the Moon and Guess How Much I Love You.' Books + Publishing

About the Author

Penny Harrison is a children’s author, journalist and experienced daydreamer living in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. She has been playing with words and pictures since she was little, growing up on a cattle farm in remote NSW. Penny contributes to a range of leading magazines and newspapers, and has written more than 10 internationally published picture books, including the CBCA Notable Me & My Boots. In her spare time, she loves foraging in the garden, dabbling in any kind of craft activity and making plenty of mess. www.pennyharrison.com.au

About the Illustrator

Leila Rudge was born in England and spent her first few years making mud pies with three sisters, two brothers and Jeni from number 15. Not long after completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University, she jumped on a plane to Australia in search of the sunshine.

In 2009, she illustrated her first children’s book, Duck for a Day, which was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Award - Younger Reader’s category. No Bears, her second collaboration with Meg McKinlay also was on the shortlist in the Picture Book of the Year and Early Childhood categories of the 2012 CBCA awards.

Leila's artwork is a mixture of pencil, paint, and paper which is all hand-snipped and glued onto watercolour paper. She loves adding collage to her illustrations and often spends far too long searching through magazines for the perfect colours and patterns.

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