Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester

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Join Grace and her family as they hit the road camping, experiencing, and meeting all the people and places that make up Australia.

About Alison Lester

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Alison Lester was born on November 17, 1952, at Foster in Victotia Australia. She grew up in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia on a farm overlooking the sea where she could ride her horse everyday. Alison was educated at a boarding school in Berwick, Victoria. She achieved a higher diploma in teaching at The Melbourne Teacher's College, where she trained as a secondary arts and crafts teacher. She was an art teacher and an illustrator for other people's titles before she began writing and illustrating her own. Alison taught for a while before starting a family and writing. Her first book was published in 1986. She has written and illustrated over 25 picture books. Her first novel was The Quicksand Pony won an Australian Young Readers Book Award and a Children's Book Council of America (CBCA) Book of the Year Award. Her picture books Clive Eats Alligators and the Journey Home each won a CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award. When not writing, she spends time travelling and conducting workshops on writing and illustrating. She still lives in the country and rides her horse Woollyfoot whenever she can. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. She sometimes visits primary schools as a guest speaker.
Published October 8, 2004 by Viking Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Grace is excited and sad as she sets out with her family, but she adapts to life on the road, illustrating her journeys with cheery watercolor vignettes that are glossed with just the right amount of childlike detail: “The quokkas came so close to me, I could see their tiny whiskers.” Seating arr...

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Lester (The Snow Pony) takes readers on a sprightly tour of her native Australia, placing them in the pleasant company of narrator Grace, her parents and two brothers.

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