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An enchanting family story about a shopkeeper and his preparations for the mid-autumn festival. Colourful lanterns are an important part of the celebrations, as are the mooncakes which Mr Ming sells in his shop. Everyone agrees that Mr Ming’s mooncakes are the most delicious they have ever tasted. They all want to know what the secret recipe is, but Mr Ming won’t tell them or even let them peep inside his kitchen. This was because he had another secret, a secret even bigger than his marvellous mooncake recipe. What can it be?
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About the Author: Kathy Creamer
Kathy is a children’s illustrator and writer who has been published by Oxford University Press, Reed International, Julia Gabriel Communications, September 21, Christmas Press, Second Look and other organisations.
She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the renowned Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University in England.
Kathy has also run her own successful publishing company in the UK, where she published over eighteen picture books for a range of high net-worth private clients.
Having emigrated to Australia eleven years ago, she recently moved to Armidale, and with her husband Peter, has set up Little Pink Dog Books Children’s Publishing.
About the Illustrator: Amy Calautti
From a young age Amy has loved to draw. She studied fashion and design the entire way through high school, along with any extra art units that were available. She then continued her study of fashion and textile design at Perth Central TAFE. After a 15 year gap, Amy picked up her pencils and rediscovered her love of drawing when she became a mother. She joined the 52 week Illustration Challenge and began to comprehend what her true potential could be. With her new found direction she became an active member in SCBWI, and participated in Nina Rycroft’s picture book illustration course in late 2017 and has been working on her portfolio ever since.
In late 2018, Amy began work on illustrating her first picture book, When the Moon is a Smile, written by Teena Raffa-Mulligan.
Amy now lives with her small tribe of humans who bring her endless inspiration. If she’s not hunched over her drawing table, madly scribbling her marvellous creations, she is either cooking up a storm or hosting an extravagant pool party.