Jorn's Magnificent Imagination
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Author: Vass, Coral
Celebrating new ideas that can make a world of difference; Jørn's Magnificent Imagination is the true story of Jørn Utzon; the architect of the world-renowned Sydney Opera House.
Was it a sailboat; a seashell; a swan or an orange peel that inspired Jørn to design Australia's most recognisable building? In this gorgeously illustrated story; we follow Jørn through childhood as he discovers his love of building and creating; gathering ideas from everything around himself. When he grows bigger; so do his ideas; and something begins to take shape… can you guess what it might be?
Jørn's story is about embracing dreams; believing in your own abilities; and the power of new ideas. Written in honour of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House; it is also a topical springboard for educators and families into how the iconic landmark came to be. In celebrating the incredibly talented Jørn Utzon; it shows children that there are no limits to what they might achieve if they follow their dreams.
In a world of screens and busyness; Jørn's Magnificent Imagination is an important reminder of the joy in taking the time to dream and create; a reminder which might just benefit children and their carers alike. Charming and heart-warming; it will enthral and inspire young readers; encouraging them to look at the world around them and use their imagination to its full potential.
- Format: Hardback
- Publication Date: 05/10/2022
- Publisher: Exisle publishing
- Subject: Picture Books
- Audience: Early Childhood, Primary