Emma’s Freckles

International Publication Dates:

    • Australia & NZ: 8th March 2023
    • USA & Canada: 1st July 2023
    • UK: 1st July 2023
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Emma has thousands of freckles, but sometimes she wishes she didn’t. Grandma has a special story from long ago to share with Emma. A story about a beautiful island with a mist that dances off the ocean and stars that speak to you from faraway places. Emma is amazed to learn that freckles can be more special than she could ever imagine. A magical story of self-acceptance based on the Gaelic myth of how people got their freckles.

ISBN: 978-0-6489641-6-2

Illustrations from the Book:




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About the Author: Sarah Wallace

Sarah Wallace is a writer and book reviewer with a passion for the power of words.  Sarah loves writing in all its forms but is especially passionate about children’s literature. She is a children’s book reviewer for Kids’ Book Review and regularly publishes reviews on everything from picture books to middle grade novels to reference books. She is also an active member of SCBWI and CBCA, and was a Roving Reporter at the 2019 SCBWI conference in Sydney.

Sarah’s love of reading and literature has always been a part of her life, and she completed a BA in Literature before discovering an interest in literacy and education. She has spent 18 years working in government education policy and has completed postgraduate studies in early childhood education.

Sarah enjoys sharing her love of stories with her three children and they have helped her reconnect with the special magic of storytelling. She believes children’s books can open whole new worlds for children, as well as help them understand and navigate their own.

You can find out more about Sarah on her website here, read her book reviews at Kids Book Review here and follow her of Twitter here.

About the Illustrator: Lesley McGee

A Melbourne-based artist, designer and photographer, Lesley lives and works in the leafy foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Long fascinated by the intricate styles of Norman Rockwell, Robert Ingpen, Graeme Base and Frida Kahlo, Lesley also looks to her extensive travel experiences for inspiration. Passionate about experimentation, she loves working with vibrant pencil, pastel and inks. Texture, light and detail are also a dominant feature of her work.

Her first illustration commission for Little Pink Dog Books was Evie is All Earsby author Kellie Byrnes, followed by Night Lights  by author Inda Ahmad Zahri, due for release September 2021. A third book, Emma’s Freckles by Sarah Wallace, will be published in March 2023. The Fabulous Fruit Shake Mystery will be the 4th picture book Lesley will illustrate for Little Pink Dog Books, and also her first as Authorstrator.

Lesley’ illustration dedicated web page is http://www.lesleymcgee.com

Please visit her Facebook Artist page http://www.facebook.com/lonewolfmuse and Instagram Art & Photography http://www.instagram.com/lesleymac28/