Book Size: 8.25" x 11"

Pages: 32

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566563314

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Illustrator: Steve Woolman

Illustrations: full-color illustrations

Age: 11/07/18

Release date: 03/15/15

Awards: SLJ Best Book of the Year

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Watertower, The

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

About this book

20th Anniversary Edition

Selected School Library Journal

Best Book of the Year

Winner of the Australian Children's Picture Book of the Year Award.

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 author

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

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