It’s our great pleasure to reveal today the gorgeous cover of the brand-new omnibus edition of Ian Irvine’s fabulous fantasy quartet for young readers, The Sorcerer’s Tower.
The cover illustration is by David Allan.
Internal illustrations are by D.M. Cornish.
The book will be launched on September 15 in Armidale.
We are very pleased to announce that our next Second Look title will be an omnibus volume of bestselling fantasy author Ian Irvine’s fabulous Sorcerer’s Tower quartet for young readers, to be published in September. The book will be launched at the Sorcery to Spaceships speculative fiction festival in Armidale, NSW on Friday September 15.
Cover reveal coming soon, but here’s a bit about the book:
Join orphan Tamly and his best friend Kym as they embark on a dangerous mission to save their home from the evil forces that threaten it at every turn! Packed with magic, adventure, and unexpected twists and turns, bestselling author Ian Irvine’s exciting fantasy quartet for younger readers, fabulously illustrated by D.M Cornish, is a treat for readers aged 8-12.
This new omnibus edition, published in the Second Look imprint of Christmas Press, contains all four books in the series: Book 1, Thorn Castle; Book 2, Giant’s Lair; Book 3, Black Crypt; Book 4, Wizardry Craig.
This edition with a new cover illustration by David Allan.
‘It has all the things that turn reluctant readers into avaricious readers – fast moving plot, big grabby monsters and really cool illustrations.’ (Reading Time)
We are absolutely delighted to reveal the gorgeous cover of our forthcoming title, a brand new edition of Max Fatchen’s A Pocketful of Rhymes. The fabulous cover illustration is by wonderful illustrator Kathy Creamer, who’s also created many lively internal illustrations, and the great design is by Beattie Alvarez, while award-winning author Janeen Brian has written an excellent introduction to the poems. The book will be officially released on May 8. Booksellers and libraries can order now, through our distributors Dennis Jones and Associates(trade and libraries) and INT Books(schools).
We are delighted to announce that the next Second Look title, to be published in May this year, will be a brand new edition of the late Max Fatchen’s brilliant collection of poetry for children, A Pocketful of Rhymes, which has been out of print for far too long!
From thirsty dogs to old horses to pesky seagulls and fishy tales; from family squabbles to sports day races and flooded creeks; from letting loose on a skateboard to dancing amongst the trees: these wonderful poems are full of joy, humour and keen observation and will entertain and amuse a whole new generation of readers.
This new edition of Max Fatchen’s much-loved classic of children’s poetry features an introduction by award-winning children’s author and poet Janeen Brian , who knew Max, and lively new cover and internal illustrations by the fabulous illustrator Kathy Creamer.
Paperback, ISBN: 9780994528018
Release date May 3, 2017
Cover reveal coming soon!
It’s the official release week for our new edition of Libby Gleeson’s wonderful first novel, Eleanor Elizabeth!
To celebrate, we spoke to the author about the novel and what’s it like seeing it back in print.
The Second Look edition of Eleanor Elizabeth is available in all good bookshops. ISBN: 9780994234070, RRp $18.99.
Our upcoming Second Look title, a brand new edition of multi-award winning author Libby Gleeson’s fantastic first novel, Eleanor Elizabeth, will be released in mid-August and we are very excited!
With a new introduction by the author, and sensitive black and white internal illustrations by Beattie Alvarez (who also created the eye-catching cover), this will be a real publishing milestone. We are thrilled and honoured to be bringing back this gripping, vivid novel by one of Australia’s most loved and well-known authors, to a new generation of readers.
The book will be available through all good bookshops and online, worldwide.
Booksellers and libraries, please order through our distributor, Dennis Jones and Associates.
Second Look Publishing is a new imprint from Christmas Press, and is dedicated to republishing great Australian children’s books that have been undeservedly out of print. We will be publishing them in both ebook and high-quality print-on-demand formats.
With a very heartfelt thank you to Australia Post for an Our Neighbourhood small business grant, we are able to bring you two fabulous titles this year, starting with This School is Driving Me Nuts, a collection of hilarious plays for children by popular author Duncan Ball, with pictures by well-known illustrator Craig Smith. It will be published in March 2016.
Our second book, out in July, will be an illustrated new edition of Eleanor, Elizabeth by Libby Gleeson, this multi-award-winning writer’s first novel, and will feature an introduction by the author.
The third book, to be contracted in 2016 and published in early 2017, is still being negotiated–watch this space!