Click to preview A is for adventure photo book

A isn't for apple. It's for airport and adventure. B? For boarding pass and bag, both of which you'll need to travel around the world with C. That's C for Coco, your charming, chatty and convivial tour guide.

While 'A is for adventure' is designed to be an A to Z of travel for the younger armchair traveller (5 to 8), its visual sophistication is intended to make it equally appealing to the adult eyeball.

How the book came about:
In 2008 I lost most of the thumb on my right hand to an infection caused by an Australian White-tail spider bite. I later learnt I only just avoided developing life-threatening Septicemia as well as the loss of my entire right hand. All from a measly little critter that crawled into my bed one night in my safe suburban home.

As traumatic as it was, the experience made me realise that risk lies where you least expect it and life is unbelievably precarious. Suddenly a dream I'd felt too nervous to turn into reality - travelling around the world as a single parent - seemed like a walk in the park and absolutely the right thing to do.

After two operations on my hand to 'rebuild' my thumb and sufficient physio to be able to operate my beloved camera, I bought 'round the world' tickets for myself and my five year old daughter, Coco, and headed for the airport.

Five months later we returned home, with thousands of images and plenty of book ideas. 'A is for adventure' is one of them.


About the Author

Louise Hawson
Iseeyousee Sydney, Australia

Writer, photographer, mother. Good things happen in threes.

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  92 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Children

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Comments (6) Write a comment


Iseeyousee says

Hi Jolegh
Wow, that is remote. But how excellent that it doesn't restrict your shopping around! Thanks, so glad you like the book.


posted at 09:50pm Apr 30 PST


jolegh says

Hey Louise, I am living out at Warakurna...remote WA and decided it was time to get with the tech. Love the book...ninti pulkanya nyuntu...its a must have...who says you can't shop when you are 1000kms from the nearest small town. Looking forward to receiving it on the mailplane!

posted at 11:45pm Apr 23 PST


guyhawson says

This is my favourite book by far - so colourful and perfect for kids

posted at 04:04am Jul 24 PST


kalindar says

Great Book and a feast for they eyes - young and not so old!

posted at 11:37pm Jul 23 PST


Iseeyousee says

Thanks Jay!

posted at 04:11pm Jul 22 PST


JayRoss says

This is a beautiful book, Louise!

posted at 01:08pm Jul 22 PST


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