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Ben and Gracie's Art Adventure

Mark Wilson

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Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks, Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

The paintings of iconic Australian artists are brought to life in this exciting new picture book series of adventures about a young boy and girl. In this first book, Ben and Gracie Green enter the paintings of Frederick McCubbin and experience early settlement life in Australia.

When Ben and Gracie visit their mum at the art gallery where she works, they lose themselves in the paintings of colonial artist Frederick McCubbin, venturing back in time to meet with new settlers to Australia. Transported into a raging dust storm before moving on to a forest glade, Ben and Gracie travel with their new friends and see for themselves the difficulties faced in the harsh Australian bush environment. But on venturing deeper into the forest in search of wildflowers, the pair come across fairies and lose their way at nightfall. Will they be able to find their way back to the settlers and the art gallery?

Teachers' guide available at www.benandgracie.com.au

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Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is first and foremost a famous magician, who the New York Times has recognized as probably the nation's leading authority on magic." He is also the hugely successful author of numerous kits and books devoted to instruction in the magical arts including the newly released Complete Course in Magic (Revised Ed.). Additionally, has made countless guest appearances throughout his career on every major TV talk show in the country. Mark Wilson resides in southern California.

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