Project Description

26 April 2022
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781922711403
Hardback, 32 pages
280 x 210 mm
Picture Book

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The Wonders of Never Giving Up

by Maddy Mara, illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

Success isn’t easy, and though it sounds cheesy
Clear paths to great heights are quite rare
Just flip through this book – go ahead, take a look!
Even champions started somewhere.

From sporting triumphs and engineering feats to best-selling novels and medical marvels, many of our greatest achievements are only possible with a lot of determination.

From the team behind The Greatest Mistakes That Went Right comes an uplifting celebration of grit and a humorous reminder to all kids: sometimes the trick is quite simply … don’t quit.

About the Author

Maddy Mara is the pen name of Australian creative duo Hilary Rogers and Meredith Badger. Hilary and Meredith have been collaborating on children’s books for many years. Hilary is an author and former publishing director; Meredith is the author of countless books for kids and young adults, and teaches English as a foreign language. Maddy Mara is the melding of their respective daughters’ names.

About the Illustrator

Cheryl Orsini taught herself to draw as a little girl. She grew a little taller, studied Visual Communications at UTS and finally, when she could grow no more, she started illustrating children’s books, magazines and decorating a great many peg dolls! Her books include Lucy’s Book, Caravan, The Fairy Dancers and Pom Pom, Where Are You?. Her work also regularly appears in magazines and exhibitions. Cheryl created the current exterior design and illustrations for Russ the Story Bus.