Book Size: 8.25" x 11"

Pages: 32

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566563314

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Illustrated by: Steve Woolman

Illustrations: full-color illustrations

Ages: 7 to 14

Release date: 03/15/15

Awards: SLJ Best Book of the Year

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The Watertower

By • Illustrated by Steve Woolman

$ 8.95

WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

“…a genuinely eerie picture book.” -Kirkus Reviews

About this book

20th Anniversary Edition

Nobody in Preston could remember when the watertower was built, or who had built it, but there it stood on Shooter's Hill- its iron legs rusted, its egg-shaped tank warped and leaking- casting a long dark shadow across the valley, across Preston itself.

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About the authors

Gary Crew has written many award-winning books for children including First Light which won the Australian Children’s Picture Book of the Year Award. He lives in Queensland. 

Steven Woolman's big-screen style landscapes and eerie black surrounds, reminiscent of a darkened movie theater, set the scene for The Watertower, his ninth published book.

Reviews

“…a genuinely eerie picture book.” -Kirkus Reviews

“The Watertower… continues to attract interest – and readers. Crew, a prestidigitator of words, has managed to work his magic…” – The Horn Book Magazine

“It would be an understatement to describe this book as unusual… a “must purchase.” – Children’s Book Review

“… text and illustrations work inseparably to create a strange but compelling whole.” -School Library Journal

About the Author

Steven Woolman’s big-screen style landscapes and eerie black surrounds, reminiscent of a darkened movie theater, set the scene for The Watertower, his ninth published book.

Additional information

Author

Crew, Gary

Inprint

Crocodile Books

Pages

32

Type

PB

Illustrator

Courtier, Vanessa

Illustrations

full-color illustrations

Age

11/07/18

Release date

03/15/15

Author Home

Australia

Awards

SLJ Best Book of the Year

Format

8.25" x 11"

Reviews

"…a genuinely eerie picture book." -Kirkus Reviews * The Watertower… continues to attract interest – and readers. Crew , a prestidigitator of words , has managed to work his magic…" -The Horn Book Magazine * "It would be an understatement to describe this book as unusual… a "must purchase." – Children's Book Review * "… text and illustrations work inseparably to create a strange but compelling whole." -School Library Journal

MainReview

"…a genuinely eerie picture book." -Kirkus Reviews * The Watertower… continues to attract interest – and readers. Crew, a prestidigitator of words, has managed to work his magic…" -The Horn Book Magazine