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Adelaide’s Secret World

Elise Hurst

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Adelaide’s Secret World has gorgeous illustrations. The picture book is about creativity, making connections, and finding friendship.

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Adelaide’s Secret World is a poetic story with lush paintings. Author Elise Hurst conveys how a bit of bravery, empathy, and imagination can transform our lives.

Although Adelaide lives in a city filled with people and wonders she is lonely. Since she is a watcher, and she sees others like her: the quiet ones, those who dance and dream alone.

Now when she meets someone who just might be a kindred spirit she runs away startled and shy! But then, she gathers her courage and uses all her ingenuity to make sure that they meet and connect and share their dreams.

Adelaide’s Secret World has gorgeous illustrations. The picture book is about creativity, making connections, and finding friendship.

Masterful... These portraits of animals struggling with human feelings startle with their emotional exactitude, empathy, and expert execution. Complex feelings articulated through heart-rending paintings that beg return visits.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

SHORTLISTED PRIME MINISTER’S LITERARY AWARD 2016

A 2016 CBCA Notable Book
“Becoming lost in a picture book and wanting to turn back to the first page again is a very special experience. This is such a book “ 5 stars, Margaret Hamilton, Books + Publishing

ELISE HURST is an illustrator and author of children’s books, as well as a traditional artist. She has illustrated over fifty books over the years, including Imagine a City, and The Night Garden, which received a Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlisting. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, Peter, and their twin boys. You can read more about her work at elisehurst.com or follow her on twitter at @EliseHurstArtistillustrator.