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Crackle's Christmas Surprise

By Gavin Bransgrove - Illustrated by M. K. Perring - ISBN: 9781922850881

RRP: $24.95

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Gavin grew up on a dairy farm in Gippsland, Victoria.

After completing Year 12 at Warragul High School he went on to train as a teacher and spent over forty years in education both as a teacher and principal.

Now happily retired, he has time to devote to one of his passions -writing for children and young adults.

Crackle's Christmas Surprise emanated from these experiences and his observations of his own children and grandchildren.

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Crackle's Christmas Surprise

By Gavin Bransgrove - Illustrated by M. K. Perring - ISBN: 9781922850881

RRP: $24.95

Crackle is a pet pig who prefers living inside the

house rather than in her pen outside.

That is until one Christmas, she does something terrible.

Immediately she is banished outside to her pig pen with the threat of NO Christmas presents from Santa.

Then two little boys organise a clever surprise for Crackle.

Will she be forgiven?

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old

“A sweet story of forgiveness during Christmas and what being loved is all about...” Amanda, Indie Book reviewer


Growing up in England I loved reading and drawing! I was inspired by Roald Dahl, especially my favourite of his books 'The Witches', to keep making creative stories and drawing interesting characters.
Moving to Australia was a huge cultural shift for me, but I made new friends and kept being creative. I didn't always know what to pursue in life, but I had to create, I loved art. I studied films, animation, graphic design and illustrations. I became a jack of all trades!
It wasn't easy to follow my dreams, but I stayed positive, believed in myself, and listen to those who believed in me too. Now, making beautiful illustrations and working with all kinds of authors is a dream come true, and only the start of my adventure.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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