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Jackie French

Jackie French

Jackie French is one of Australia's most popular children's authors. Her books for children include: Rain Stones; Walking the Boundaries; Somewhere Around the Corner and Hitler's Daughter won the CBC Younger Readers Award in 2000 and a UK National Literacy Association WOW! Award in 2001. In 2002, Jackie won the ACT Book of the Year Award for In the Blood.

In 2003, Diary of a Wombat was named an Honour Book in the CBC Awards and winner of the 2002 Nielsen Book Data/ Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year - the only children's book ever to have won this award. In 2005, To the Moon and Back, was co-written with her husband, Bryan Sullivan, won the CBC Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

Jackie French will be appearing:

A full day of activities for children under thirteen years.
Jackie French discusses what we can learn from our stories of the past. SOLD OUT
Jackie French discusses what we can learn from our stories of the past.