So very delighted to see Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang (Penguin Random House Australia) is on the State Library of Queensland’s, Children’s Book Award 2023 shortlist!
Here are the judge’s comments on this incredible middle grade book:
“When eleven-year-old Zadie Ma discovers the stories she writes come true, she conjures her dream dog to bring love, joy and hope back to her family. Set in post-war Melbourne, this beautiful, nested story blends illustration, prose and magical realism in a delicately crafted ode to human resilience across generations and cultures.’
Huge congrats to Gabrielle Wang!
Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 6 September 2023.