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Jackie French

Author of Diary of a Wombat

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Jackie French was born on November 29, 1953 in Sydney, Australia. She overcame dyslexia to write over 140 books for both children and adults. Her children's books include Diary of a Wombat, Christmas Wombat, Flood, and Fire. A Waltz for Matilda, published in 2016, won the Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Award for fiction for years 7-9. She has also written 6 gardening books. She has received numerous awards including the 2000 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers and the UK Wow! Award for Hitler's Daughter, an Aurealis Award for Cafe on Callisto, and ACT Book of the Year for In the Blood. She was chosen to be the Australian National Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and was named the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also won a 2015 Excellence Award and the Redmond Barry Award, which honors contributions to the library and information sector. In 2016, she and illustrator Peter Bray won the ACT Writing and Publishing Award in the children's book category for their book, Horace the Baker's Horse and she was given the Pixie O'Harris Award for service to Australian children's books given by the Australian Book Industry Awards. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Diary of a Wombat… (more)
Diary of a Wombat 1,276 copies, 37 reviews
Hitler's Daughter 576 copies, 11 reviews
Diary of a Baby Wombat 289 copies, 15 reviews
Pete the Sheep 202 copies, 2 reviews
Josephine Wants to Dance 178 copies, 1 review
Christmas Wombat 160 copies, 7 reviews
A Rose for the Anzac Boys 151 copies, 12 reviews
Too Many Pears! 139 copies, 6 reviews
A Waltz for Matilda 111 copies, 7 reviews
Backyard Self-Sufficiency 108 copies, 2 reviews
Tom Appleby Convict Boy 108 copies, 4 reviews
Flood 103 copies, 1 review
Pennies For Hitler 98 copies, 11 reviews
Nanberry: Black Brother White 74 copies, 1 review
Wombat Goes to School 72 copies, 1 review
Somewhere Around the Corner 72 copies, 1 review
They Came on Viking Ships 68 copies, 3 reviews
Jackie French's Chook Book 60 copies, 1 review
The girl from Snowy River 60 copies, 2 reviews
Fire 57 copies
Grim Crims & Convicts 56 copies, 2 reviews
Macbeth and Son 55 copies, 1 review
The Night They Stormed Eureka 54 copies, 2 reviews
Rover 51 copies, 3 reviews
The Book of Unicorns 49 copies, 1 review
Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies 49 copies, 1 review
The road to Gundagai 47 copies, 1 review
Soldier on the Hill 39 copies, 1 review
The Secret World of Wombats 39 copies, 3 reviews
To love a sunburnt country 36 copies, 2 reviews
Slave Girl 34 copies, 1 review
Refuge 33 copies, 1 review
In the Blood 32 copies, 2 reviews
The camel who crossed Australia 31 copies, 2 reviews
I am Juliet 31 copies, 1 review
Oracle 30 copies, 3 reviews
Missing You, Love Sara 29 copies, 2 reviews
Rain stones 29 copies
The White Ship 27 copies
My Mom The Pirate 26 copies, 1 review
Dancing with Ben Hall 25 copies, 1 review
The Ghost by the Billabong 25 copies, 1 review
The Fire Wombat 24 copies
Book of Mint 23 copies, 1 review
Tajore Arkle 23 copies
Blood Moon 23 copies, 1 review
Facing the Flame 22 copies, 1 review
Grandma Wombat 21 copies
Birrung the Secret Friend 21 copies, 1 review
Dark Wind Blowing 21 copies, 1 review
Book of Thyme 20 copies
Valley of Gold 19 copies
To the Moon and Back 19 copies, 1 review
How to Guzzle Your Garden 18 copies, 1 review
Wombat Wins 18 copies
The Dog Who Loved a Queen 18 copies, 1 review
Good dog Hank 18 copies
Summerland 18 copies
Flesh and Blood 17 copies, 1 review
The Earth Gardener's Companion 16 copies, 1 review
Lady Dance 16 copies, 1 review
Seasons of content 15 copies, 1 review
Cyclone 15 copies
Just a Girl 14 copies, 2 reviews
Rocket your child into reading 14 copies, 1 review
Queen Victoria's Christmas 14 copies, 1 review
Pandemic 13 copies
My Name is Not Peaseblossom 12 copies, 1 review
Third Witch 11 copies, 1 review
The last dingo summer 11 copies, 1 review
Shark attack 10 copies
Book of Chilli (Herb Book) 10 copies, 1 review
Wonderfully Wacky Families 10 copies, 1 review
Tiger tangle 9 copies
Gorilla grab 8 copies
Koala Bare 8 copies
A-Z of Useful Plants 8 copies, 1 review
Hearts of Gold 8 copies, 1 review
My Gran the Gorilla 7 copies, 1 review
With Love from Miss Lily 7 copies, 1 review
Mind's Eye 6 copies
Pumpkin Book 6 copies
Mermaids 5 copies
Drought 4 copies
Alien Games 4 copies
The Metal Men 3 copies
All of Us 2 copies
Top koala 1 copy
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Jackie French is a prolific author who writes gardening books, historical works (fiction and non-fiction), and various other works for children including books on wombats and fairies.
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