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Ursula Dubosarsky

Author of The Golden Day

Includes the names: Ursula Dubosa, Ursula Dubarsky, Ursula Dubosarsky, Ursulla Dubosarsky

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Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Ursula Coleman, Sydney, in 1961. She is an Australian writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults, whose work is characterised by a child's vision and voice. She has won nine national literary prizes, including five New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. She is the author of illustrated books and novels, and also three works of non-fiction about the English language, grammar and etymology for children, featuring a comically enthusiastic character known as "The Word Spy". These "Word Spy" books, illustrated by Tohby Riddle, have won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award, the Children's Book Council of Australia Junior Judges' Award and Book of the Year Award. In the United States and Canada "The Word Spy" is published under the title "The Word Snoop. Three of her books have been adapted for theatre - "The Red Shoe", "The Terrible Plop" and "Too Many Elephants In This House". She is a Hans Christian Andersen Award Nominee and a Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominee. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Golden Day 188 copies, 18 reviews
The Word Snoop 173 copies, 9 reviews
Rex 172 copies, 3 reviews
The Red Shoe 134 copies, 4 reviews
The Terrible Plop 120 copies, 4 reviews
The Game of the Goose 30 copies, 1 review
The First Book of Samuel 28 copies, 1 review
The Return of the Word Spy 26 copies, 1 review
Abyssinia 25 copies, 2 reviews
Honey and Bear 19 copies
The Magic Wand 18 copies
Fairy Bread 17 copies, 1 review
The Blue Cat 17 copies, 1 review
Theodora's gift 14 copies, 1 review
Bruno and the Crumhorn 14 copies, 1 review
The Two Gorillas 13 copies, 1 review
Brindabella 10 copies
The deep end 9 copies
March of the Ants 5 copies, 1 review
Tim and Ed 4 copies
The carousel 4 copies
Zizzy Zing 4 copies
Ava adds 2 copies
Ethan eats 2 copies
High hopes 1 copy
Jerry 1 copy
Rory rides 1 copy

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