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Get Me Out of Here!

Allen & Unwin

Get Me Out of Here!


Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction title is a colourful celebration of our convict past

Meet the convicts behind Australia's most rascally, dastardly prison escapes. Gifted geniuses or total goofballs? You be the judge!

Featuring Moondyne Joe, Mary Bryant, and a guy who put on a kangaroo skin and hopped away (literally), this fun and engaging collection brings our country's early colonial past to life.

Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years old

About the author

Pauline Deeves has been a teacher for more than 30 years with experience from kindergarten to college, including 15 years as a teacher librarian. She has contributed to many educational and children's publications and reviewed manuscripts for educational publishers. Pauline has published more than 200 magazine articles in Australia and overseas and written several books. She is a regular visitor to schools, presenting writing workshops for both students and teachers.

Brent Wilson is an illustrator whose art is characterised by a playful mid-century aesthetic. With its bold colours, loose lines and jaunty characters, his work inspires nostalgia for the children's books and advertising campaigns of the 1950s and 60s. His illustrations regularly appear in major national publications and, recently, Brent illustrated the children's book Koalas Like To... by Shae Millward, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Book Design Awards.

Written by Pauline Deeves, Illustrated by Brent Wilson
Published May 2022
64 pages
270mm x 230mm
ISBN 9781760526993

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