Books by Allan Baillie

DRAGONQUEST by Allan Baillie
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"The book distills most of the quest tale's archetypal elements into a heady brew that will rouse readers of both genders. (publisher's, author's, illustrator's notes) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Robust prose and melodramatic art make this quest for the last dragon a thrilling one—despite closing remarks trumpeting its relevance for…boys. Read full book review >
REBEL by Allan Baillie
by Allan Baillie, illustrated by Di Wu
Released: March 1, 1994

"A valuable offering, suggesting a variety of creative uses. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With ``long columns of crunching, hard-faced soldiers,'' the General and his artillery march over Burma's dusty plains to order a playground destroyed while children watch. Read full book review >
ADRIFT by Allan Baillie
Released: May 1, 1992

"Based on a true incident, set in Australia, and published there in 1984: a swift-paced survival adventure that'll hold readers to the end. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two children and a cat, playing on a crate they have found, are caught by a current and carried out to sea—from the author of Little Brother (p. 48). Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1992

A Chinese scholar teams up with two Australians to recount a tale about a giant boy who is born after his father's departure to retrieve the sun, which has been stolen by the King of the Devils. Read full book review >
LITTLE BROTHER by Allan Baillie
Released: March 1, 1992

Driven by a slim promise of safety plus the hope of finding his older brother Mang, 11-year-old orphan Muong Vithy makes his way across hundreds of miles of war-torn Cambodia to the Thai border, relying on his wits and the kindness of strangers to stay alive, evading the dreaded Khmer Rouge, and finding at last a chance for a new life in a distant country. Read full book review >

From Australia, a celebration of imaginative play. Read full book review >