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Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt

  • 4 stars across 10 books
Julie Hunt lives on a farm in southern Tasmania and is fascinated by landscapes and the stories they inspire. This interest has taken her from the rugged west coast of Ireland to the ice caves of Romania. She loves poetry, storytelling and traditional folktales, and her own stories combine other-worldly elements with down-to-earth humour. Her picture books include The Coat (ill. Ron Brooks) and Precious Little (ill. Gaye Chapman). She's written a three-book series called Little Else about a plucky young cowgirl (ill. Beth Norling), and a graphic novel called KidGlovz (ill. by Dale Newman, who did the Scarlet Runner cover).In Song for a Scarlet Runner, Julie explores an idea that occurs in many traditional stories throughout the world - the 'external soul'. A person's spirit is taken from their body and hidden away so they can never be killed, but eventually time and the laws of nature catch up with them.
3rd September 2020

Shoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air

'Shoestring loved the sudden intake of breath when he stepped onto the rope. The upturned faces of the audience made him... MoreShoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air

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1st May 2010

Little Else: Ghost Hunter

When Little Else leads her gang of bushrangers through the Back-of-Beyond in search of the mysterious Lost Herd, they cr... MoreLittle Else: Ghost Hunter

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25th March 2013

Song for a Scarlet Runner

SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 2014'A gripping tale.Both magical and superbly true, this new worl... MoreSong for a Scarlet Runner

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1st May 2010

Little Else: Trick Rider

When Little Else joins Ma Calico's Bush Circus, she becomes La Petite Elsie and does leaps and lofty tumbles with Joe, T... MoreLittle Else: Trick Rider

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1st May 2010

Little Else: on the Run

When Little Else takes up the Wild Roaming Life, she rides a huge horse called Outlaw, who used to belong to a bushrange... MoreLittle Else: on the Run

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8th February 2018

KidGlovz

KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But when a young thief helps hi... MoreKidGlovz

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12th July 2018

Shine Mountain

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF SONG FOR A SCARLET RUNNER On his deathbed, Ellie's pop reveals a secret - a magical bu... MoreShine Mountain

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4th August 2022

Tyenna: Through My Eyes - Australian Disaster Zones

They huddle low, nostrils burning from the smoke. A wave of despair flows over Tye. Nothing will survive this firestorm.... MoreTyenna: Through My Eyes - Australian Disaster Zones

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29th June 2007

The Coat

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21st September 2012

Precious Little

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