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Author Bio

Tilly Halfpenny is an adventurous, animal-loving new author from South Gippsland, Victoria. She is a primary school teacher who has a love for teaching and life-long learning. Inspired by her three dogs and the joy they bring to her life to write this children’s picture fiction in the hope that it fosters a love of reading in children. 

When You Found Us

By Tilly Halfpenny - Illustrated by Christina Miesen

RRP: $16.95
ISBN: 9781922701930
A larger than life and very true story of two brother puppies named Chance and Ardie, who reside in a strange place wishing for anywhere else to call home.

What do you suppose will happen when their wishes come true?

When all the hugs they dreamed of arrive…and all the yummy food they craved for is devoured and the big, fluffy beds of cushions are worn into like a well snuggled bag of marshmallows…what will life be like for these wonderous brothers who seek what all creatures desire…happiness!

About the Illustrator: Christina Miesen

Christina Miesen is an illustrator with a liking for books that began many moons ago. She loves drawing and bringing characters to life with colour and line. Once upon a time, she illustrated with paints and paper but now she enjoys creating her pictures digitally. 

Christina lives in Melbourne with her husband and four children.

When you Found Us is her first Playtime Book.

“A bliss-bomb story of real friendships…” Connie, Indiebook reviewer

Tilly Halfpenny’s magical tale of affection and companionship highlights the profound affect animals can make to people’s lives and shows that dogs are important family members too.

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