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By Kristie Pate - Illustrated By Christina Miesen - ISBN: 9781923101678

RRP: $26.95

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Author Bio

Kristie is a mum to three young children, whom she lives with in Melbourne, alongside her husband and two Australian kelpies.
Kristie has a background in professional writing and editing, children’s services, and child protection, and currently works as an educator at her children's former kindergarten. Kristie loves spending time with her family, the beach, eating excessive amounts of chocolate, and tuning in to true crime podcasts while bushwalking with her dogs, who are definitely not there for her protection.
Feeding off a little inspiration from her daughter, Kristie combined her love of writing and experience in working with, understanding, and raising children, to bring to fruition her debut children’s novel: Hadley. 



By Kristie Pate - Illustrated By Christina Miesen - ISBN: 9781923101678

RRP: $26.95

Hadley is no ordinary owl. 

He knows things owls shouldn’t be able to know. 

From his hollow in a majestic river red gum tree on a Murray riverbank, Hadley is guided
through his lonely life by his peculiar winking, fierce intuition and intelligent heart.
His uniqueness taints him as suspicious to neighbouring wildlife, but the
news that his tree will soon be destroyed alarms all who share his home.

Embarking on a brave and dangerous quest to save his tree,
Hadley’s courage and persistence begin to unearth the magic of possibility. 

But will Hadley’s efforts alone be enough? 

Can his neighbours – Lady, an excitable parrot; her mate Eugene; and old Nedd, a scruffy and
unrefined koala – find their own courage and lend Hadley the help he needs before it’s too late?

*Age recommended 8 to 12 years old

"A reminder of the enchantment to be found in the world around us, as well as the strength found in one's individuality. A great read that begins to explore some deeper concepts for children with some unique and special characters!" Sophie Indie Book Reviewer



Christina Miesen is an illustrator with a liking for books that began many moons ago.
She loves drawing and bringing characters to life with colour and line.
Once upon a time, she illustrated with paints and paper but now she enjoys creating her pictures digitally. 
Christina lives in Melbourne with her husband and four children.

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