Author(s): Lilith Norman
â��The paddockâ�� is older than time, made of lava and formed by rain. It has existed before fences, before people, before life. But change is inevitable and this place is no exception. This poignant story describes the paddockâ��s transformation as animals and humans inhabit it and adapt it to suit their needs. And even if the soil should become sour and dead, the paddock will wait, as it has always waited, to live again.
About the author Lilith Norman is a well-known author from Sydney, Australia. She has worked as a bookshop assistant and librarian and joined the editorial staff of the NSW School Magazine in 1975. Lilith turned to writing full-time in 1978 and has since won many awards. Her book Climb a Lonely Hill was commended for the Book of the Year in 1971’s Children’s Book Council of Australia awards, A Dream of Seas was the IBBY Honour Book for 1990 and Grandpa was the 1999 Honour Book for the CBCA awards. The Paddock was her first picture book. About the illustrator Born in America, Robert Roennfeldt returned to Australia in 1955 and currently lives in Melbourne with his family. He completed a graphic design course in 1975 and then worked for a Melbourne art studio. In 1982 he turned freelance as an illustrator and children’s book author and has since written and illustrated over 40 books. Robert was both the illustrator and designer of The Paddock.