Leonard the Lyrebird - Blue Mountains children's book - Hard & soft cover

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Leonard the Lyrebird - Blue Mountains children's book - Hard & soft cover



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Leonard the Lyrebird is an award-winning children's picture book set in the Blue Mountains, Australia.

Leonard the Lyrebird is created by Blue Mountains locals - written by Jodie McLeod and illustrated by textiles designer and artist, Eloise Short.

Published in September 2018, the book was awarded Best Children's Book in the NSW Royal Zoological Society's 2019 Whitely Awards, and was also shortlisted for a REAL Award (Reading and Enjoying Australian Literature) - aka the KOALAs in NSW and the YABBAs in Victoria.



Leonard the lyrebird is friends with everyone, and boy can he sing! But will Leonard’s singing talents impress the one friend he really wants?

Set in the beautiful bush of the Blue Mountains, Australia, this story is about friendship, bravery and being yourself.

It’s first and foremost an Australian bush animal story – about Leonard and his quest to find a pal – with a handful of references to landmarks in the Blue Mountains you may know, have visited or even live near.

Including a mix of prose and verse, it’s playful and meaningful with a bunch of fun sounds, and it has a bit of tension towards the end with cameos from a fox and the mysterious Australian Aboriginal mythical creature: the bunyip.

Whether you live in the Blue Mountains, you’ve visited before or you just love good Australian bush animal stories – Leonard the Lyrebird is the perfect book for the little ones in your life. Order your copy now!


Find out what people are saying about Leonard the Lyrebird at www.jodiemcleod.com/books



If you live between Springwood and Katoomba I can deliver your order for free! Simply apply the coupon code LOCAL on checkout to receive free shipping. Note: You must be okay with me dropping the book off at your door in person :)

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gammadelta 19 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This book is beautiful and I have been told that my friend’s son adores it. I love that it’s clearly set in the Blue Mountains and allowed me to send a piece of my home to my friend and her son’s home, making it a great long distance gift. I’m excited for the next instalment in the series!

laineymacaulay1 15 Apr, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful book, my goddaughter & fam adore this book & I cant wait to see it for myself. Jodie was so kind posting the very next day after purchase, so we could receive it before Easter, especially as we are all in isolation it was special for the family. Thank Jodie, cant wait for the next book

dianemoran2015 11 Sep, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Meggs Hannes 20 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

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