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!

(Please note Dreaming in the title is based on a poem in the book where the phrase ‘magic fish dreaming,’ is said and not in the context of Australian Indigenous Dreamtime. The author’s cultural background in second generation migrant of Bush Mekeo and Australian /English.)




FNQ Distributor

Local Authors Network


For Tasmanian Readers  Magic Fish Dreaming is now at:


Stories Bookshop   Level 1, 75 St John Street, Launceston

Fullers Bookshop  131 Collins St, Hobart

[Please note: The book may retail slightly higher in Tasmania due to postage costs, but we have done our best to keep it as low as we possibly can and it will be cheaper than ordering direct.]


For Queensland Readers  Magic Fish Dreaming is currently available at:


Cairns Books (Cairns)

Cairns Crystal Ball Bookshop

State Library Book Shop (South Bank, Brisbane)

Riverbend Books (Bullimba, Brisbane)

Big B Books, (Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast)

Little Gnome (Wynnum, Brisbane)

Berkelouw Eumundi Book Store (Sunshine Coast)

Books@Stones (Stones Corner, Brisbane)

Little Angels, Children Boutique  and Toys (Tully)

Hidden Words Bookshop (Kuranda)

Mary Who Bookshop (Townsville)

Chapter, (Yeppoon, Central QLD)

Annie’s Books on Peregian (Sunshine Coast)



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)

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


To order outside of QLD / Tasmania    $27 per copy within Australia

(postage costs reduced when ordering more than one, please email us)


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


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.  Feel free to send queries via email.


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.



Reviews (more reviews on their way!)

Educate, Empower Blog

Elizabeth Vercoe, Buzz Words

Penny Harrison, Kids Book Review

Children’s Book Academy Review and Interview

Australian Children’s Poetry Review

Reading Time, Children’s Book Council Australia

Just Write for Kids Lit Review, Romi Sharp

Vacen Taylor’s Review Good Reads

Georgina Ballantine Review Good Reads 

Dimity Powell’s Review


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