Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Kickstarter campaign: The Secret Boat


Support the first early childhood collection by regional Australian not-for-profit publisher, Dirt Lane Press: The Secret Boat poems for children by Mark Macleod & Gaye Chapman.

Dirt Lane Press is an Orange -based publishing house supporting Australian writers and illustrators.

The Secret Boat is the first collection of poems to be published by Dirt Lane Press, and the first book on its list for early childhood readers to share with their adults. The 45 poems in the collection are illustrated in full colour in a 40-page hardback picture book. They include a variety of moods and subjects and will be enjoyed anywhere from the bedroom to the classroom and outdoors.

Like all Dirt Lane Press titles, The Secret Boat takes readers beyond the boundaries: its values are inclusive, its read-aloud language playful; it offers opportunities to learn and to question, without preaching. And in the tradition of AA Milne, the impression it will leave you with is of its optimism and love.

They are taking community donations to make this beautiful new book a reality.

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