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A Busy week, a slower day, brings time to dream and time to play. From the creators of the much loved All Through the Year comes a journey through a week in the life of an Australian family, celebrating those precious days that have no plans.
About the Author
Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of many books for children, including The Family Tree, Sebby, Stee, the Garbos and Me, The True Story of Mary, Little Cat and the Big Red Bus, Falling From Grace, and All Through the Year.
Anna Walker's illustrations have appeared in magazines, on greeting cards and albums for the past twelve years. Anna has also illustrated several children's books.
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