Magic Fish Dreaming


A poetic celebration and exploration of nature, people and imagination in Far North Queensland.

Encourages children and families everywhere to hunt for their own nature-based or urban poems.

“Luminous and jubilant, Magic Fish Dreaming explores an imaginative world of rainforest and cassowary, the flicker of geckos and the roll of quolls. Whimsical poems and exquisite images invite readers to venture into vibrant, magical places, rich with stories and legends. 

Like the work of Michael Rosen and Shirley Hughes, images and words combine to evoke the textures and spirit of landscapes. Here, though, it is a vibrant Australian world readers discover, one alive with the colour and energy of nature and many cultures.”

Felicity Plunkett, Poet and Poetry Editor for University of Queensland Press

For more reviews

Paper back, ISBN   9780980731187.

17 poems, 48 pages in total, title index, 2 sections, 210mm X 284mm, extensive educational notes and suggested activities available.

Suitable for reading with children all ages and for independent readers four and up.  A treasured book to grow up with and revisit!

For Queensland Readers  Magic Fish Dreaming is currently available at:

Places in Queensland


Coming soon to  Yeppoon


The Chapter, Yeppoon


Presently at

Berkelouw Eumundi Book Store (Sunshine Coast)

Annie’s Books on Peregian (Sunshine Coast)

Little Angels, Children Boutique  and Toys (Tully)

Big B Books, (Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast)

Hidden Words Bookshop (Kuranda)

Mary Who Bookshop (Townsville)

Riverbend Books (Bullimba, Brisbane)

Little Gnome (Wynnum, Brisbane)

Mary Ryan’s Books, Music and Coffee (Milton, Brisbane)


Public Libraries  please contact 

Peter Pal

James Bennett

Wheeler’s Books Australia (Also Libraries and Early Education Centres)


School Supplier

Wheeler’s Books Australia (Also Libraries and Early Education Centres)

Wheeler’s Books New Zealand (Also for Libraries and Early Education Centres)

Riverbend Books (Bullimba, For Brisbane or any of the Above Brisbane Stores)


To order outside of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Kuranda and Townsville:

Available by direct order to  all those in Australia living outside areas where the book is stocked:


All other purchasers once our suppliers are sorted, as some can send overseas!

We’ll let you know when international distribution happens or how we will handle international orders.



To read our full list Honour Blog Roll Thankyous

A special thank you to Write Links,  Book Links, the Children’s Book Academy, the Inspiration Garden, Soul Food Writing buddies,  friends from writing groups I have been in, blog followers, the Creative community of Far North Queensland and the Baha’is for their  support.


Positively Reviewed (more reviews on their way!)

Penny Harrison, Kids Book Review

Reading Time, Children’s Book Council Australia

Just Kids Lit Review

Vacen Taylor’s Review (Good Reads)

Georgina Ballantine Review (Good Reads Review)

Dimity Powell’s Review

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7 thoughts on “Magic Fish Dreaming

  1. Hi June, Thank you so much for the PDF of Magic Fish Dreaming which I received today. I’d like to give the book 5 stars, but can’t find it listed on Goodreads or on the SCBWI Book Blast – the latter closes soon.


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