Requiem for a Beast

Author(s): Matt Ottley

Sophisticated Picture Books


We are largely defined by how we face our fears. A boy goes on a melancholy, often terrifying but ultimately life-affirming journey of self-discovery as a stockman in far North Queensland. in an exquisitely illustrated collage of memory and dreamscape, nightmare and cold reality, Matt Ottley fuses the moral choices of the individual with the demands of society. in this stirring adventure, the boy confronts a huge, rogue Brahmin bull and learns he must acknowledge the errors of the past before he can fully embrace the future. the graphic novel includes a CD and music specially composed for it by the author/illustrator.


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Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2008 and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2008.

General Fields

  • : 9780734407962
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : alliance distributions services
  • : July 2007
  • : 258mm X 201mm X 15mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matt Ottley
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 823.4
  • : 96