Where’s Jessie

Where’s Jessie

Bertie Bear is going on an adventure – on a camel in the Australian desert! But all he wants is his beloved owner, Jessie. Where is Jessie? A story of a special friendship, resilience and courage.

Published 2015. National Library of Australia. Illustrated by Anne Spudvilas


A Notable Award in Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2016


‘This is so so beautiful in every way. At Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children’s Literature Inc (now called The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature) we’ve shared it with education students the moment it entered our door – they loved the story & were totally transfixed by story & Anne Spudvilas’ art – US TOO! Congrats from us to you both on this inspired story!.’ (Lu Rees)

‘Award-winning author Janeen Brian has created a beautiful story for Bertie with stunning illustrations from Anne Spudvilas. This is a very special Australian story!’ (The Independent Bookseller’s Children’s Catalogue 2015)

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