Illustrator connects with Bruce Pascoe new kid’s book

When taking on the task of illustrating Bruce Pascoe’s new children’s book, Kestin Award winner Charmaine Ledden-Lewis found connections with her own family history of the Stolen Generation in Pascoe’s words.

‘A dream’ was how Bundjalung illustrator Charmaine Ledden-Lewis described working on children’s book Found with award-winning author Bruce Pascoe. Since her first reading of Pascoe’s manuscript, Ledden-Lewis discovered that artistically she went on a completely different tangent to the author’s initial concept.

‘I’ve learnt that he didn’t set out to write something about the Stolen Generation, and yet, it was really obvious to me that that’s what the story was about,’ Ledden-Lewis told ArtsHub.

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Andrea Simpson
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Andrea Simpson is a freelance contributor and former Feature Writer and the Reviews Editor for ArtsHub. Andrea is a Filipina-Australian writer, editor, and content creator with a love for diverse Australian stories. She is curious about all forms of art, though she has an especially keen interest in Australia's publishing sector. Her feature writing has appeared in Inside Small Business. Andrea is an Assoc. member of Editors Victoria (IPEd.). Her short stories have been published in Visible Ink Anthology 27: Petrichor (2015), and Frayed Anthology (2015). You can find Andrea’s poetry in What Emerges (2013) poetry selected by Ania Walwicz.