HAPPINESS IS FREE.
It is all around, hidden in the small things that surround us, but we don’t always notice. Even in the best of times, happiness can hide its face… until we stop to look for it… Where Happiness Hides is a gift to the children of the world during social isolation for the duration of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, translated into multiple languages.
This is a story that invites you to find the mysterious places where happiness might be waiting for you. You won’t have to look very far … happiness is hiding right inside you. In this story you will see where two children find the keys to their happiness, in the small moments of their everyday life. We hope you will then be inspired to look for happiness in your own everyday!
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A gift to the children of the world during social isolation for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic:
An inspirational picture-book about Where Happiness Hides, translated into multiple languages.
Anthony Bertini - Author
Anthony’s first book, Things My Pa Told Me, was published by Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare Books and has been translated into several languages and sold over 20,000 copies. Where Happiness Hides is Anthony’s first book with Dirt Lane Press.
Jennifer Goldsmith - Illustrator
Jennifer is an internationally renowned figure in the world of handmade inventive toy characters. Jennifer has always thought of toy making as a kind of storytelling, and it was Jennifer’s planning drawings for these characters that attracted the attention of Dirt Lane Press.
Margrete Lamond - Publisher
Margrete is the founder of Dirt Lane Press. She is also an author, editor, curator and researcher. She began her publishing career at Scholastic Press in 2002, was publisher at Little Hare Books from 2006 to 2017.
Greta Scacchi - Narrator
Greta Scacchi is an Italian/Australian stage and screen actress having trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and she has worked extensively in Australia, America and Europe.
WITH MANY THANKS
We thank the many tireless individuals and groups who pitched in to help make this project work, especially the 35+ translators from across the globe who pooled their resources to transform the story into this multilingual international phenomenon.
NICHOLAS ROWE | GREGORY W BRYANT | PETER TYREE | MAHA SINNATHAMBY | ANTHONY BERTINI
We hope you have enjoyed reading Where Happiness Hides. At present, most of the languages exist only as an e-book on this website. But Dirt Lane Press has now printed the English edition, and an Australian First Nations language, Wiradyuri. We hope publishers in other countries will print in your language.
*PLEASE NOTE: we cannot guarantee that this book will be published in any language other than English and Wiradyuri Language.
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