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ISBN: 9781760993429
Dimensions: B+ Format: 20.5x13.8cm
Pages: 128
Publication year: 2024
Publisher: Fremantle Press and Alphabet Soup Books
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Right Way Down

Edited by Sally Murphy
Edited by Rebecca M. Newman
Illustrated by Briony Stewart
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Stand on your head with Sally Murphy, explode some dynamite with Cristy Burne or shoot some hoops with Cheryl Kickett-Tucker. Grow a poet-tree with Meg McKinlay or curl up next to your cat with Amber Moffat and watch a bit of Stink-o-Vision with James Foley. These and loads more poems by Australian poets are there to discover in Right Way Down. With striking illustrations by Briony Stewart, these poems will have you laughing, thinking, and playing with words – whichever way up you read them.


‘A collection of poems from West Australian writers, Right Way Down and Other Poems is ideal for primary school libraries.’ Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

‘This is poetry at its very best. It’ll get young readers laughing, thinking and playing.’ Better Reading

‘The poems are funny, touching, inspiring, engaging, witty, and more – a perfect grab bag for those looking to engage young readers.’ StoryLinks

Pages: 128
Publication Year: 2024
Publisher: Fremantle Press and Alphabet Soup Books
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Sally Murphy

Sally Murphy is an author, poet and educator – sometimes doing all three things at the same time. She loves playing with words, and encouraging other people to do the same, and loves poetry so much that she completed a doctorate focusing on children’s poetry. When she isn’t writing, reading or talking about writing and […]

Rebecca M. Newman

Rebecca M. Newman writes poetry for children and flash fiction for adults. Her work can be found in Australian and international anthologies, magazines and popping out of the short-story dispenser in Perth’s Raine Square. After contributing to all those anthologies she thought it was time to edit her own, so she joined forces with Sally […]

Briony Stewart

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Briony Stewart is an award-winning author and illustrator of 25 books for children, including the Kumiko and the Dragon series. Briony’s passion for children’s literature stems from her belief in its profound social and cultural impact and accessibility across multigenerational audiences. Briony has lectured on children’s literature at Curtin University and conducts […]