Fox Julie Hunt


Song for a Scarlet Runner
The Coat
The Little Else series
Precious Littl

Forthcoming books:

Early books:
Away! Away!
The Answerman
The Woman who Knitted
the World

coat cover

The story behind the story

CBCA 2013 Picture Book of the Year
Shortlisted 2012 WA Premier's Award

The Coat
Illustrated by Ron Brooks

The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight and stuffed full of straw and it was angry. 'What a waste of me!' it yelled. Then along came a man. 'I could do with a coat like that,' the man said. Together, swooping and swinging, they travelled to the Cafe Delitzia, and had the night of their lives

'It is simply impossible to categorize this unique and harmonious work of art... This is book that exemplifies James Joyce’s criteria of unity, harmony and radiance. It defies the prophets of doom. Books are alive and flourishing – particularly picture books from Australia.' – Reading Time

'Miraculous and life affirming and totally mysterious.'
Kathy Kozlowski, Readings Carlton

'This vigorous yet dreamlike Australian picture-
book collaboration between Julie Hunt and illustrator Ron Brooks suggests the beauty, and urgency, of pursuing a vigorous and zestful life
Wall Street Journal

Published by Allen & Unwin 2012.
ISBN: 978 1 74114 605 9