Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe

Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe

By Julia Jarman; Lynne Chapman (Illustrator)

Orchard Books (IL), Paperback, 9781843626008, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2008

When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Cancan Cafe. But will his auditions fall flat on their face, as wombats and possums just slither and sluther? Kangaroo's spirits start to droop, but then he hears a rumor that there is someone who really can do the cancan.

About the Author
Julia Jarman decided to be a writer when she was eight. Her first book was published in 1985 by Andersen Press, who have taken all her novels since, many of which have been short-listed for prizes. Ghost Writer was Highly Commended by the judges of the NASEN award. She has also written a popular series featuring the Time-Travelling Cat, the latest of which was published in August 2010: The Time Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink. Andersen published her teen novel, Inside, in January 2010. Julia also writes for younger readers and has had a number of picture books published, including The Big Red Bath and The Big Blue Train illustrated by Adrian Reynolds, and Class Two At The Zoo illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Hodder). Upcoming is When Baby Lost Bunny, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds. Julia has written for several educational series including Ginn's All Aboard, Collins' Soundbites and Watts' Sparks. Now living in a Bedfordshire village, she is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries at home and abroad.

Lynne Chapman has worked as a freelance illustrator for 18 years and spends time outside the studio visiting schools and libraries. She lives in Sheffield, England.