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ISBN: 9781760990695
Pages: 112
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Bella and the Voyaging House

Written by Meg McKinlay
Illustrated by Nicholas Schafer

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Bella’s house likes to travel, setting sail across the ocean while everyone sleeps. Bella’s parents don’t mind as long as the house is home by daylight. One night, Bella has a wonderful idea for her grandfather’s birthday. She wants to find a figurine he made of her grandmother, lost overboard in an accident. Bella and the house go in search of it, but things don’t quite go according to plan …

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘… a tender, whimsical story of a girl’s fierce love for her grandfather and the wild possibilities of imagination.’ Writing WA

‘This is an excellent addition to the ‘Bella’ series, and a great introduction to longer storytelling for readers just starting out on reading bigger books.’ Reading Time

‘A wonderful story with the warmth of home at its heart, Bella and the Voyaging House will win legions of readers, loving the idea of a house that can walk about and have adventures with the young girl who steers it.’ Magpies

‘I recommend seven year olds and up to read this book because it is funny and emotional.’ Elizabeth, age 8, Alphabet Soup


Pages: 112
Publication Year: 2021
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781760990695
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Meg McKinlay

Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet whose work ranges from picture books through to young adult fiction. Her publications include the Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winning A Single Stone, and CBCA-shortlisted No Bears and Duck for a Day, among many others. Meg grew up in central Victoria, and spent her childhood roaming through the […]

Nicholas Schafer

Nicholas Schafer is originally from Tacoma, Washington, but now lives with his wife and son in Perth, Western Australia. Both places inspire his art. He works in a variety of mediums, including pencil, ink, acrylic and pastel and is motivated by a desire to express unique ideas, experiences and observations of the world.