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Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination

Exisle Publishing

Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination


Celebrating new ideas that can make a world of difference, Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination is the true story of Jørn Utzon, the architect of the world-renowned Sydney Opera House.

In this gorgeously illustrated book, we follow Jørn through his life as he discovers his love of building and creating, gathering ideas from everything around himself.
Along the way, young readers will be reminded of the importance of taking the time to dream and create, and of the incredible power of the imagination.

About the author

Coral Vass has always had a passion for telling stories and has been writing books for over ten years. She is also an ambassador for Reading Out of Poverty and is passionate about giving all children an equal opportunity to read.

With numerous best-sellers, Coral’s awards include the 2018 Speech Pathology Awards for Best Book- Indigenous Children and the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year Eve Pownall Award.

Nicky Johnston has several bestselling titles published in Australia and overseas. Her illustration style is often described as whimsical, playful, narrative, emotive and colourful. She loves to work in watercolour, ink, pencils and pastel.

As a primary teacher and acclaimed presenter, Nicky’s love of books sees her thoroughly enjoy taking illustrator workshops and visiting schools regularly. She is passionate about inspiring young children with a love for reading, writing and drawing, encouraging them to use their imagination and develop their own ideas.

Coral Vass, Nicky Johnston (illustrator)
Published October 2022
32 pages
245mm x 255mm
ISBN 9781922539144

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