Author(s): Hush Foundation
This absorbing collection of stories, poems, and artwork by a stellar cast of children's book creators has been specially commissioned by the Hush Foundation, producers of the popular music CDs used in hospitals around the world. Welcome to the world of HUSH: a world of magic, wonder, and mystery. This book is a treasure trove that will delight and entertain the whole family. A glorious collection of stories, poems, and pictures from 30 favorite storytellers: Nick Bland, Karen Briggs, Kevin Burgemeestre, Michael Camilleri, Jackie French, Jane Godwin, Bob Graham, Jacqui Grantford, Mark Greenwood, Ann James, Danny Katz, Frane Lessac, Alison Lester, Chris McKimmie, Doug McLeod, Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King, Tohby Riddle, Victoria Rohan, Judith Rossell, Paul Seden, Craig Smith, Shaun Tan, Jane Tanner, Karen Tayleur, Mitch Vane, Julie Vivas, Anna Walker, Bruce Whatley, and Margaret Wild.
Physician Dr Catherine Crock founded the Hush Music Foundation while working with children with cancer at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne...She decided more could be done to reduce distress and promote an atmosphere of healing and peace, so she brought together some of Australia's foremost professional musicians and composers with an inspiring vision. This network of talented individuals volunteered their time to create a collection of unique albums to help young patients and their families...The result is HUSH's collection of musical albums, designed to inspire hope and calm in people of all ages. HUSH has provided the albums to every children's hospital in Australia and many internationally where it is used in treatment rooms, operating theatres and waiting areas. Now HUSH has expanded its work into another branch of the arts: this Hush Treasure Book is the result...Dr Crock has received many awards for this work, including the 2014 Art Music Award for Individual Excellence for her contributions to music...