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The Good, the Bad and the Silly

Stories of our past

Illustrated by Bern Emmerichs

About The Book

The Good, The Bad and The Silly is a taste of the intriguing history of Australia to alert young readers of the storytelling treasures to be unearthed in Australia’s settlement history.

This is the newest addition to the successful and award-winning series – M is for Mutiny (CBCA shortlisted 2018), William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times (CBCA shortlisted 2017), The Startling Story of Lachlan Macquarie (CBCA 2018 Notable) and The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip (WAYRBA shortlisted 2016).

About The Author

John Dickson is a graphic designer and a copywriter by trade, a painter and poet by inclination and the lead singer of the Rolling Stones in his own mind. Always has been.


About The Illustrator

Bern Emmerichs is a highly celebrated artist in Australia. Her works are in the Australian National Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria and collections all around the world. Bern Emmerichs is renowned for her work which explores historical narratives of Australia's First Settlement. Her paintings are created by using large hand-painted ceramic tiles. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Berbay (November 1, 2019)
  • Length: 54 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780648397373

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