With a poetic story and lush paintings, Elise Hurst conveys how a bit of bravery, empathy, and imagination can transform our lives.
Adelaide lives in a city filled with people and wonders, but she is lonely. She is a watcher, and she sees others like her: the quiet ones, those who dance and dream alone.
In a chance encounter, Adelaide meets someone who just might be a kindred spirit—and is so startled and shy she runs away! But then she gathers her courage and uses all her ingenuity to make sure that they—and all the other lonely ones—meet and connect and share their dreams.
Elise Hurst is an Australian self-trained artist, illustrator and writer, specialising in children’s books. To date she has published over 55 books and has received frequent commendations for her work. Her most recent books are ‘Girl on Wire’ written by Lucy Estela, ‘Adelaide’s Secret World’ (shortlisted PM’s Literary Award 2016) and ‘Imagine a City’ (USBBY Outstanding International Book 2017) which she wrote and illustrated. She also illustrates covers, novels and various other graphic media, and carries her narrative anthropomorphic work into oil paintings and drawings for which she is gathering a large following throughout the world.