Cherries by Carrie Gallasch, Sara Acton (Illustrator)
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Cherries by Carrie Gallasch, Sara Acton (Illustrator)

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The days are long and warm, the nights balmy, and the cherries in the orchard are growing juicy and plump. Time stretches endlessly ahead as we’re transported to an idyllic summer of swinging from trees, running with kites and gazing at stars. With wistful illustrations by award-winning Sara Acton, Cherries is a story about the freedom of childhood and the magic of that first bite of summer fruit. 

About the Author

Carrie Gallasch is an early childhood teacher in rural South Australia. Her passion for children's literacy began twelve years ago, when she first experienced reading aloud to her students. Now with children of her own, Carrie has an excuse to follow them barefoot in the garden and be inspired by the mischief they get up to. She loves nothing more than a great story and a great coffee, but not necessarily in that order. Her debut picture book, Stitches and Stuffing , was a notable book in the 2018 CBCA Awards. 

About the Illustrator

Sara Acton is an award-winning author and illustrator. Sara grew up in the Cotswolds in England and always loved drawing, especially people and other strange creatures. She studied BA Hons Fine Art and trained as an Art Teacher in London. After teaching and practicing art in England and New Zealand Sara moved with her family to Australia. Sara now lives in a small seaside village on the New South Wales coast, where she enjoys writing and illustrating for children in her studio, whilst drinking tea and eating far too many biscuits. Her first picture book Ben and Duck won the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for new illustrators.

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