Small Billy and the Midnight Star by Nettie Hilton, Bruce Whatley


Small Billy and the Midnight Star by Nettie Hilton, Bruce Whatley

Every night, the smallest bilby looks up at the midnight sky and searches for his favourite star - the smallest one that hangs close to the edge of the sky. Every night she shines down on him. But one night, fearful that she may go away and never come back, the smallest bilby decides to give her something that will make her remember him forever and always.


It may be sentimental, but it's also a winner. The Sunday Times

About the Author

Nette Hilton is one of Australia's best loved writers for younger children and has won several awards for her books. Bruce Whately is the illustrator of the phenomenally successful Diary of a Wombat, which was an Honour Book in the 2003 CBC Picture Book of the Year Awards. Both Bruce and Nette are based in New South Wales, Australia.

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32 pages


Nettie Hilton, Bruce Whatley
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Publication date

5th April 2007



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