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George the Wizard: Let your true magic shine!

Tony Armstrong, Emma Sjaan Beukers

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Interest age: from c 5 years, Picture Books, Picture books, Picture storybooks

George the Wizard has the best life on top of his magical mountain, but he's missing one key thing: friends! An uplifting story about friendship and letting others see your true colours from the ever-popular Tony Armstrong, with incredible artwork by debut illustrator Emma Sjaan Beukers.

George the Wizard loves life on top of his mountain. He looks after all the animals and loves to play hide and seek with them. He spends hours seeing how many flips he can do on his flying cloud without getting sick. Most of all, he loves using his magic to make hot bubble baths and cook up delicious feeds. If it ever rains, he just conjures a magical shield to stay dry. How cool is that?

The only thing missing from George's magical life is friends to share it all with. But will George have the courage to show others his true colours?

A relatable story about the good things that can come of being true to yourself and about discovering that being different is something to be celebrated, not feared.

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Tony Armstrong

A proud Gamilaroi man, Tony Armstrong grew up in rural NSW and played professional AFL for Adelaide, Collingwood and Sydney before going on to become a radio and television presenter, including being the first Indigenous AFL commentator on commercial radio, hosting the Marngrook Footy Show and becoming a panellist for The Colour of Your Jumper.

In 2020, Tony joined the ABC, where he presented sports news on the ABC News channel, provided commentary for Grandstand AFL on ABC Sport, and hosted the 2020 summer series of Offsiders. Tony is now the full-time sports presenter on ABC News Breakfast, along with numerous other television credits.

In 2023, Tony received the Bert Newtown Award for Most Popular Presenter at the Logie Awards, following his Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2022 Logie Awards.

As well as being a rising star in Australian media, Tony Armstrong is a talented writer and creator who is currently in the process of developing a slate of television projects. George the Wizard is Tony's first children's book.

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