Roland Harvey is one of Australia's best-loved illustrators. In 1978, he established Roland Harvey Studios and began designing and producing greeting cards, posters and stationery with a distinctly Australian flavour. Ventures into publishing quickly followed. Some of his best-loved books include My Place in Space (with Joe Levine), Burke and Wills, The First Fleet and Sick As (with Gael Jennings). His recent books include the bestselling In the Bush and his illustrations are featured in It's True! Burke and Wills Forgot the Frying Pan by David Greagg and the Bonnie and Sam series featuring the horses and ponies of Coolibah Creek, in collaboration with Alison Lester. Roland was the recipient of the 2005 Dromkeen Medal.
'gloriously intricate illustrations...full of humour, warmth and good fun-and readers of all ages will delight in poring over them.' Good ReadingDecember 2004'Each double page is a delight of detail...begs to be read again and again.' Reading TimeVol 49 No 2 - rated an 'outstanding example of its kind' by this magazine.'At the Beachis guaranteed to keep children occupied for hours.'MagpiesNovember 2006'This delightfully illustrated children's book...is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike.'South Coast Register20 December 2006