Project Description


26 October 2021
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781922626097
Hardback,  32 pages
250 x 250 mm
Picture Book

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Little Bont and the Big Secret

by Marcus Bontempelli with Fiona Harris and illustrations by Megan Higgins

Marcus absolutely positively LOVES footy. But there’s something he loves even more than footy … his Nanna Nancy!

Nanna is always there for Marcus. So when Marcus accidentally kicks his football into Nanna Nancy’s favourite garden gnome, he panics! 

Owning up to his mistake might land him in trouble. But lying to his Nanna doesn’t feel so good, either …

From Western Bulldogs’ captain and four-time club Best & Fairest winner Marcus Bontempelli comes a heartwarming story about honesty, family … and of course, a little bit of footy.

About the Author

Marcus Bontempelli is a professional footballer who grew up in Melbourne. Bontempelli was match-day captain for the Western Bulldogs when he became the youngest player in AFL history to captain a VFL/AFL side to victory. Now the captain of the Western Bulldogs, the four-time All-Australian, four-time Charles Sutton Medal (best & fairest) winner has a host of awards and accolades under his belt from his professional career so far.

His debut picture book, co-written with Fiona Harris, is a celebration of Marcus’s beloved late Nanna Nancy, who was always his biggest fan.

About the Illustrator

Megan is originally from Ohio, but has spent most of the last decade living in Villach, Austria where she works as an art and design teacher. Megan loves playing video games, Zelda being her favourite.

She also loves paddle boarding, skiing and petting cute dogs and cats.