A wonderful reflection from the talented Helene Magisson, looking at behind the scenes of the creation of Magic Fish Dreaming.
It has been a bit more than one year now, since June Perkins contacted me to illustrate Magic Fish Dreaming, a series of poems describing, with softness, mystery and humour, the beauty and richness of a region of Australia: the Far North Queensland.
This project immediately appealed to me for four reasons.
- June’s approach suggested a rich and elegant personality which, I felt, I would have a lot of pleasure to work with.
- I like poetry especially when it targets children. It is a wonderful way to tell things, and a book of poetry is full of stories to be read and listened to. Words play with sounds and images play with words.
- I love Australia, a country I discovered 5 years ago. This is one of the few countries that still offers completely wild and pristine areas. A country in which we can be easily and…
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