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The Seagull who Soared

By Dave O'Neill - Illustrated by Isabella Gagliano - ISBN: 9781922851109

RRP: $24.95

The Seagull who Soared
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Dave O'Neill has been writing rhymes since he was fifteen and managed to turn his passion into a career in journalism, media and communications.

After more than ten years living in Melbourne working in the footy industry, Dave has returned to his roots in Ballarat.

With two gorgeous kids under three, Dave is now chasing his dreams of writing books and hoping to inspire them to always shoot for the stars.

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The Seagull who Soared

By Dave O'Neill - Illustrated by Isabella Gagliano - ISBN: 9781922851109

RRP: $24.95

Stevie the Seagull often dreams of exciting adventures, 

but can she find the courage to take to the skies and leave 
the safety of her beach at Torquay behind? 

This is a story to remind us all to ignore the
 voice of doubt and chase our dreams, 
no matter how big they are.

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old


"Courage and humour fill the wings of this gorgeous book to remind all children it is okay to dream and parents to remember those dreams may still happen!"  Gregory, Indie Book reviewer


Hi there! My name is Isabella Gagliano and I’m a Sydney-based Illustrator, animator and overall maker of cute things! Alongside my primary medium of 2D Animation, having recently completed a Bachelors of Animation [Honours] at UTS, I also enjoy illustration, making sewn handicrafts, merchandise design and costume design!
I am someone who loves a good story - bringing to life characters with bright colours and a sense of childlike wonder is my favourite thing to do with everything I make and I’m so excited to bring this into my work with Playtime Books! 

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