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The Legend of the Golden Snail
Graeme Base

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010

A young boy’s favorite storybook tells of a Golden Snail that lived long ago in the mythical Spiral Isles. When it journeyed through its magical realm, it took on the shape of a fantastical golden sailing ship. One day the ship was captured by a Great Enchanter and put under his spell. After he became bored with the Snail, the Enchanter banished it to the Ends of the Earth so no one else could ever sail in it. There it remains until a new ...


The Eleventh Hour
Graeme Base

Bt Bound, 1999


The Art of Graeme Base
Julie Watts

Abrams, 2008

“With the eye of a Renaissance painter and the ear of Dr. Seuss, Aussie Graeme Base is not your basic children’s book author.” — People   This unique book, lavishly illustrated with original art and offering never before seen photographs and art, is an evocative look at the life and work of beloved and bestselling author and artist Graeme Base, the creator of the children’s classics Animalia and The Eleventh Hour , as well as ...


Lewis Carroll

Harry N. Abrams, 1989

A re-issue of Graeme Base's colourful interpretation of Lewis Carroll's famous Jabberwocky poem, from Alice Through the Looking Glass.


The Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts (Picture Puffin Books)
Graeme Base

Demco Media, 1998

Romance, mystery and intrigue revolve around the Seahorse Cafe, where the beautiful Pearl Trout falls in love with Corporal Bert the Soldiercrab. But Reeftown is in danger, and soon Pearl, Bert, and Pearl's brother Finneus must journey through the ocean depths to find the source of the deadly poison that is destroying the coral reef. "Graeme Base's witty rhymes and dynamic, radiantly colored illustrations, should keep both reader and ...


Graeme Base

Abrams, 1989

When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the games, music, and revelry, someone has eaten the birthday feast! Rhyming text and detailed illustrations provide clues to help readers find out who committed the crime. Full color.


Jungle Drums
Graeme Base

Penguin/Viking, 2004

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The Water Hole
Graeme Base

Harry N. Abrams, 2001

"The Water Hole" is a fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book. Graeme Base takes the reader on a journey of discovery, from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of the Australian outback. As one rhino gives way to two tigers, with three toucans waiting in the wings, the tale unfolds on many levels. Page by page the numbers increase as the animals come to their ...


Eleventh Hour
Graeme Base

Harry Abrams Publishing -, 1993

An elephant's eleventh birthday party is marked by eleven games preceding the banquet to be eaten at the eleventh hour; but when the time to eat arrives, the birthday feast has disappeared. The reader is invited to guess the thief.


The Discovery of Dragons
Graeme Base

Michael Joseph Ltd, 1996

This work follows the adventures and discoveries of three legendary explorers: Bjorn of Bromme, a 6th-century Viking, who discovered four species of dragons; Hsu Tao Ning, daughter of a 13th-century Chinese silk trader; and Dr E.F. Liebermann, who discovered the Draak Dragon of Tasmania.


Graeme Base

Viking Kestrel, 1988


The Discovery of Dragons: New Research Revealed
Graeme Base

Harry N. Abrams, 2007

Bestseller Graeme Base offers a new edition of the book that helped start the dragon craze Includes newly discovered American dragons! Fans of Graeme Base—and dragon lovers—will be thrilled to discover this brand-new edition of the classic book of serpentology, The Discovery of Dragons , first published in 1996. Now it includes a special section on “New World” dragons, before now unknown. Was Bjorn of Bromme one of the greatest ...


The Jewel Fish of Karnak
Graeme Base

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011

Far away in Ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are brought before the Cat Pharaoh to be punished for stealing from the town market.  In a merciful moment, the Pharaoh decides to give the two friends one last chance: they must journey up the River Nile to the temple of Karnak and bring back something that has been taken from her ­ a beautiful and precious Jewel Fish. But she has a warning for the two: “Do not take anything else while you are in ...


The Worst Band in the Universe: Hardcover and Audio CD
Graeme Base

Viking Australia, 1999

Zany story. A donated book to BNICE literacy program





Enigma: A Magical Mystery
Graeme Base

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008

Bestseller Graeme Base harks back to his classic New York Times bestselling solve-the-mystery story The Eleventh Hour in an all-new book that will “puzzle” and entice young readers.   Enter a magical world in this warm, funny, and enduring story about the special relationship between a grandson and his grandpa—and their love for magic.   Bertie Badger loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his ...


Animalia & 11th Hour (Poster Gift Pack)
Graeme Base

Harry N Abrams, 1994

In Animalia, a journey through the alphabet features such characters as "Lazy lions lounging in the local library," while in Eleventh Hour, Elephant's birthday party is marked by a stolen feast and cryptic clues to the culprit's identity.


Uno's Garden
Graeme Base

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006

Art + Arithmetic + Environmental Awareness=Graeme Base’s latest masterpiece From the creator of the international best-sellers Animalia, The Water Hole , and Jungle Drums Once again, beloved author Graeme Base introduces readers to a new world. And again, he interweaves the story with hidden images and mathematical problems (and solutions!), creating a book that can be read over and over, and at different levels for different ages. ...


Lewis Carroll

Macmillan, 1989



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