Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt lives on a farm in southern Tasmania and is fascinated by landscapes and the stories they inspire. This interest has taken her from the rugged west coast of Ireland to the ice caves of Romania. She loves poetry, storytelling and traditional folktales, and her own stories combine other-worldly elements with down-to-earth humour. Her picture books include The Coat (ill. Ron Brooks) and Precious Little (ill. Gaye Chapman). She's written a three-book series called Little Else about a plucky young cowgirl (ill. Beth Norling), and a graphic novel called KidGlovz (ill. Dale Newman).

Books by Julie Hunt

Tyenna: Through My Eyes - Australian Disaster Zones

Published: March 2022

An engaging and suspenseful novel about one girl's experience of the terrifying Tasmanian bushfires.

Shoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air

Published: June 2020

A gripping illustrated adventure about a travelling circus troupe, a future-telling macaw and a cursed pair of gloves that Shoestring must conquer once and for all. A companion to the award-winning KidGlovz.

The Coat

Published: May 2019

This paperback edition of the 2013 CBCA Picture book of the year winner tells the story of how a neglected coat and a down-at-heel man experience the joy and magic of creativity.

Shine Mountain

Published: April 2018

An epic adventure from the author of Song for a Scarlet Runner about a girl who finds a magical musical instrument, a boy from a travelling medicine show, and their perilous journey to a mysterious land.

KidGlovz

Published: August 2015

An extraordinary graphic fable about a boy who inherits a dangerous musical gift, from a multi-award-winning author.

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Published: March 2013

The fantastic story of a young girl who must run for her life because she has brought bad luck to her village.Classic adventure-fantasy by an author with a fabulous and original storytelling voice.

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