When the stray dog, Bonzer, came to stay at his home, Arthur didn’t really mind. Now he had someone to chew old slippers with. But when Bonzer became Melanie’s favourite dog, Arthur minded very much indeed.
In this, the third and final Arthur tale, children will yet again identify with Arthur’s problems and zany ways. Arthur will remain a much loved character . . . always.
About the creators
Amanda Graham was born in Adelaide, South Australia. Her first career choice was teaching. While studying for a Bachelor of Education at Flinders University she began writing stories for young children. Her first book, Arthur the dog, appeared in 1984. In 1985 it won the UK Children’s Award and was short-listed for the CBCA Awards in Australia.
After having several books published by Era Publications she studied illustration at the University of SA and has since illustrated many of her own stories. Now, Amanda lives and works in the Adelaide Hills writing and illustrating picture books and short stories for young children.
Her popular titles include Picasso the Green Tree Frog, Lovely Lunch, Educating Arthur, Always Arthur and The First Musician.
Donna Gynell was born in Port Lincoln, South Australia. She was encouraged by her high school art teacher, to come to Adelaide to study graphic design. During that time she met another teacher who introduced her to the world of picture books. Donna’s first picture book was Tari’s First Christmas published in 1982 by Era Publications.
Working in Adelaide, as a freelance illustrator since completing a degree in design in 1982, she has illustrated everything from postage stamps to café murals, but still finds the children's section in any bookshop her favourite place to visit. Donna’s illustrations have been published around the world in many languages.