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'SPELLBOUND: MAKING PICTURES WITH THE A-B-C' by MAREE COOTE

"I've always wanted to be a man of letters. This is very cool indeed."
-Tim Minchin, (Matilda) Musician, Actor, Comedian & Writer





MELBOURNESTYLE PUBLISHING .. .. Producers of beautiful books that
brim with meaning and charm: Books with a powerful sense of history,
an indelible sense of style and a vivid sense of place.


"No city has ever had a better or more ingenious ambassador!"
- PHILLIP ADAMS, AO Broadcaster ABC RN


The Art of Being Melbourne
by Maree COOTE
WINNER
RHSV OVERALL PRIZE
2012

WINNER: GOLD, BEST NON-FICTION, REGIONAL
2014 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS AWARDS
NEW YORK



Art meets History in - The Art of Being Melbourne
Maree Coote monitors the Melbourne zeitgeist through twenty decades of art to uncover a truly unique portrait of a city. This clever history follows the developing city through its many representations in art, revealing much about Melbourne and indeed about the cradle of Australian Art itself.
$69.50

"At last, a Melbourne archive. Wonderful!"
- Menzies Art Brands
"A unique resource." - Bill Nuttal, Niagara Galleries

SEE THE BOOK HERE............... ISBN 0-9757047-6-9
About the author


WINNER 2015
IPPY GOLD AWARD

The Melbourne Book:
A History of Now

by Maree COOTE
FOURTH EDITION
SEPT 2013


Award-winning author Maree Coote adds new tales to this much-loved collection of stories from Melbourne's past and present. The essential GERMAINE GREER and the seminal BARRY HUMPHRIES finally take pride of place.
Sultry DAN SULTAN joins favourites EDDIE PERFECT, MOLLY MELDRUM AND Countdown.
Curiosities GOG and MAGOG join flower hunter Ellis Rowan, wild man William Buckley, TV King Graham Kennedty and the inescapable Dame Edna.
Uncover the history of DISSENT and indepth updates on the state of Melbourne's favourite pastimes, Racing and Football in UPDATED CHAPTERS on Myer, Laneways, Trams, Flinders Street Station, Melb v Sydney, Melbourne Cup, Footy Fashion, Vegemite, Weather and more.

$55 .................ISBN 0-9757047-7-6

Now in its tenth year and fourth edition.
EDITION4 INSIDE INFO HERE

"This marvellous book made me wish I'd never left Melbourne. I must have been mad!"
- Phillip Adams, AO - Broadcaster, fillum maker, philosopher and real good sort. www.rrr.org.au

"One of the best books on Melbourne.'
-Hill of Content Bookshop

"A great big love letter to Melbourne!"
- 3RRR FM's Breakfasters www.rrr.org.au

OTHER REVIEWS:
ARTS HUB
3RRR

CLICK HERE to enjoy an except read here at the State Library of Victoria's 100 Readers


SEE THE BOOK HERE............... About the author
1st Edition - Commendation - Best Print - 2004 Victorian State Government History Awards
2nd Edition GLITTERING BOOK LAUNCH
3rd Edition ALL SOLD OUT!!!
4th Edition 2013



Alphabet City
Melbourne

by Maree COOTE
OCT 2013
'Son of the Melbourne Book'


Alphabet City Melbourne, a board book for Melbourne bubs by Maree Coote. This clever little book helps your littlies learn the A-B-C through shapes and letter-forms found in Melbourne. Affectionately dubbed 'Son of The Melbourne Book', this little book offers Coote's unique sense of place and belonging to yet another readership group. As well as fun and games in identifying the shapes of letters, there's also fun in eventually seeing them in-situ in the city.
$19.95 Suitable infants to 8yrs+

See inside pages HERE or visit our new site at
www.alphabet-city.com.au


NEW!
When you go to Melbourne

by Maree COOTE
Jan 2013
FIRST PRINT SELL-OUT!
SECOND PRINT SELL-OUT!
THIRD PRINT AVAILABLE NOW!

Reliving cherished childhood memories of trips to town, Maree Coote has created a delightful nonsense romp around the city of style.
Join in a child's discovery of Melbourne, its surprises, its delights, its hidden treasures and unexpected touchstones.
"When you go to Melbourne, see if you can see..."
Can you find the golden whale? Can you work out how many gryphons?How many Bridges? Can you find the Giants? Come to town to find the answers, or use the clues given in the ilustrations. And when the story is finished, there are hidden motifs in every page for extra fun and engagement.
$27.50
.........Suitable for: Juvenile readers & Tourist gift.

"At last - a children's book with a sense of fun and a sense of place."
SEE THE BOOK HERE.......... ISBN 0-9757047-8-3
Press Release Download
About the author ......................... See the launch HERE

NEW!
Letters from Melbourne

by Maree COOTE
Sept 2014


RRP $29.95
SEE INSIDE PAGES HERE
About the author
SEE THE GLITTERING LAUNCH!
Letters from Melbourne, a brand new typographic puzzle book by Maree Coote.
This book works on three levels to give readers a fun and educational experience of Melbourne. Each spread contains a cheeky haiku-like poem about Melbourne. At the base of each page is a short fact of historic note about the subject.
The puzzle picture-anagram which is the key to the illustration offers a letter and spelling challenge. Readers can spell their way around Melbourne's past, present and even its personalities. Colours are bold and bright, and will appeal to all ages. Also attractive to tourists.


"No city has ever had a better or more ingenious ambassador!"
- PHILLIP ADAMS, AO Broadcaster ABC RN


"Alphabetical Scuplture! ...A really exciting thing for getting kids involved with design, for getting kids involved with literacy, for converting literacy to creativity. It's this beautiful fusion which Maree does find in all her projects, this fusion of ideas."
- DAVID ASTLE, The Age crossword puzzler.


NEW!
Alphabet City Zoo

by Maree COOTE
Sept 2014


Dedicated with love and thanks to
Mr Tony Van der Méche, 1941-2014
A warm, inspirational, tall, handsome, generous, encouraging primary school teacher to the class of '62,
Mordialloc Primary School.


Alphabet City Zoo, a brand new typographic puzzle book by Maree Coote.
The storyline is simple and empowering, in the form of a question and answer format. Readers spell their way through a series of animal pictures, made from the letters that spell each image. Colours are bold and bright, and the animals have a universal appeal.

"Maree has created this alphabetic aesthetic... she is many things, writer designer artist, and to that list we can now officially add: Alphabet Sculptor." - DAVID ASTLE

RRP $29.95
SEE INSIDE PAGES HERE
About the author
SEE THE GLITTERING LAUNCH!

Melbournestyle is thrilled to announce that our new titles Alphabet City Zoo and Letters from Melbourne
have been selected for the HELLO! FROM AUSTRALIA exhibition at the 2015 Bologna Children's Book Fair.
It's all about promoting Australian culture internationally, gaining attention for the unique offering made to literature by Australian children's books.
To see the full list of books selected for the exhibition, visit: Books Illustrated.


50 Neds:
Ned Kelly
Icon of Australian Art

by Maree COOTE
Ned Kelly. Australia's sexiest Bushranger. Freedom fighter? Revolutionary? Or just a naughty boy? Bit of everything really... Big beard, big helmet, big mouth, big ideas, big gun, big story...Big fella, our Ned.
This collectible little book makes a stunnng gift memento of Melbourne. Includes an overview of the imaging of Ned Kelly during the past 120 years, and features 50 original artworks, each reinventing yet again Australia's most famous bushranger. Pub. Melbournestyle Books / Gingerbread Books
$24.95 rrp ISBN 0-9757047-3-7
Beautifully bound in black saifu cloth with silver embossing detail and dust jacket, it's a tribute... It's the little book of Ned. SEE MORE HERE
About the author


The Black Pot Belly
by Maree COOTE


What happens when there is no telly? What happens when there's only a pot belly stove to set a glow in the little house in the forest at the bottom of the world?
$27.50rrp

"How to live a low-tech life. A survival kit for kids."
SEE THE BOOK HERE............... ISBN 0-9757047-14
About the author


The Gum Queen
by Maree COOTE


Being yourself is the name of the game, in the weird and wonderful Aussie bush. Explore the magic of curly individualism.
$27.50rrp

"Find your own curl and just be the nut you are!"
SEE THE BOOK HERE............... ISBN 0-9757047-21
About the author


The Seacret
of Driftus and
Sprout

by Maree COOTE


Deep in the cold clear waters off the Southern Australian coast is a strange but true, real live downunder underwater wonder.
$27.50 rrp

SEE THE BOOK HERE............... ISBN 0-9757047-07
About the author

plain paper journals 100 page journal,
7 designs available featuring Australian artwork and photography on covers, with printed endpapers.

JOURNALS L-R: Birds in the Bush, Bush Bounty, Kelly Gang, Melba, Botanical Gardens, Manchester Unity, Tram. Makes a great memento for a visitor, or gift for fiercely proud local. $10 Made by Melbournestyle Books


Beautiful Posters to match your favourite Melbournestyle Stories
A3 colour posters, $5 each while stocks last!
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Posters to match: When You Go To Melbourne,(Tram)
Letters From Melbourne, (Flinders Street Station and Dame Edna),
and Alphabet City Zoo (Kangaroo, Giraffe or Monkey)


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ALSO INSTORE: WE RECOMMEND
Kristin Otto's Capital
Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter
Kristen Otto's Yarra
John Morgan's Life and adventures of William Buckley
Tim Flannery's Melbourne
Kate Grenville's Secret River
John Clarke's Complete Book of Australian Verse
Matthew Flinders /Tim Flannery's Terra Australis

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