Our November Book of the Month

The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern

“What a liquid, languid, pleasurable wander through the powerful imagination of a peerless writer. The Starless Sea is an utterly original contemporary fantasy perfect for all who love books and reading. Zachary Rawlins discovers an old book in his university library; disturbingly, one tale details a moment from his childhood. As he attempts to find an explanation for this impossibility, he enters a vivid world that leads him to an ancient underground library, a man named Dorian and a woman named Mirabel. And many cats. This is an epic ode to love and story and I just didn’t want it to end; I shed a tear when it did because there was no more of this wonderment to read. Stunning.” – Sylvia

 

 

“This book truly dazzles. Get swept away by pure magical escapism in The Starless Sea. Wander through libraries with cats and masked balls; find teacups, doors and bees; search for the disguised moon, the owl king and the starless sea. Zachary Rawlins borrows a library book and finds his own story within the pages. Wanting to find out more he is pulled into an underground library adventure in search of his own fate. This is magical realism at its very best. The author of bestseller The Night Circus has pulled out all of the charming stops to creature a fantastical wonderland that you will adore to be lost in. Full of whimsy, this is a wind-down summer read if ever I’ve read one.” – Dean

 


Cooee Mittigar
 
Our November Kids' Book of the Month
 
Cooee Mittigar
By Jasmine Seymour & Leanne Mulgo Watson

“Cooee Mittigar means Come Here Friend and is an invitation to yana (walk) on Darug Country. Full of stunning imagery (birds! Trees! Gumnuts!) this book has Darug language interspersed with English, and a comprehensive glossary throughout. It is a tender story of hope and dreaming, and provides insight into how Darug people read the seasons and how they know when it is time to hunt and time to rest. It also celebrates the Darug mob and offers a new way of seeing the lands of the surrounding Sydney region.” – Olivia

 

“What an interesting and beautifully illustrated picture book, written in Darug language with English and an extensive glossary throughout. Children will be taken on a journey through culture, land and songlines. There’s lots for children to learn here in this gentle story about how Darug people read the seasons, know when it is time to hunt and when it’s time to rest. It is also an appeal to remember, offering new ways of seeing and reading the lands of the greater Sydney area.” – Kay 

 $24.99

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