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Little Wing

Author Katherine Battersby

Publisher UQP

Genre Children's picture book

‘The story Battersby tells is deceptively simple, but it conveys valuable ideas.’ The New York Times

A lovable new picture book about birds, books and belonging from the talented creator of Squish Rabbit

On the smallest island,

in the tallest tree,

lives the world’s smartest animal.

But there are some things that even the world’s smartest animal doesn’t know …

Meet Little Wing.


PHOTO: Matt Leasegang

PHOTO: Matt Leasegang

Katherine Battersby grew up in a small coastal town in North Queensland, and has always scribbled words and images. In 2010 she won a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for her writing. Nothing makes her happier than ice-cream, summer storms and creating stories for children. She lives in sunny Brisbane with her slightly mad puppy and several imaginary rabbits. Squish Rabbit is her first book, Little Wing is her latest.

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