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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)
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Diary of a Wombat 1,135 copies, 36 reviews
Hitler's Daughter 528 copies, 10 reviews
Diary of a Baby Wombat 252 copies, 16 reviews
Pete the Sheep 179 copies, 2 reviews
Josephine Wants to Dance 164 copies, 1 review
Christmas Wombat 140 copies, 8 reviews
A Rose for the Anzac Boys 137 copies, 11 reviews
Too Many Pears! 115 copies, 5 reviews
Backyard Self-Sufficiency 102 copies, 2 reviews
Tom Appleby Convict Boy 93 copies, 3 reviews
Pennies For Hitler 91 copies, 11 reviews
A Waltz for Matilda 89 copies, 7 reviews
Flood 85 copies, 1 review
Nanberry: Black Brother White 69 copies, 1 review
Somewhere Around the Corner 62 copies, 1 review
They Came on Viking Ships 61 copies, 3 reviews
Wombat Goes to School 61 copies, 2 reviews
Jackie French's Chook Book 55 copies, 1 review
Grim Crims & Convicts 49 copies, 2 reviews
The Night They Stormed Eureka 49 copies, 2 reviews
The girl from Snowy River 49 copies, 1 review
Fire 48 copies
Macbeth and Son 48 copies, 1 review
Rover 46 copies, 3 reviews
The Book of Unicorns 46 copies, 1 review
The road to Gundagai 42 copies, 1 review
Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies 41 copies, 1 review
Soldier on the Hill 38 copies, 1 review
The Secret World of Wombats 37 copies, 3 reviews
In the Blood 32 copies, 2 reviews
Slave Girl 32 copies, 1 review
To love a sunburnt country 31 copies, 2 reviews
Refuge 29 copies, 1 review
I am Juliet 29 copies, 1 review
The camel who crossed Australia 28 copies, 2 reviews
Rain stones 27 copies
Oracle 27 copies, 3 reviews
Missing You, Love Sara 27 copies, 2 reviews
The White Ship 26 copies
My Mom The Pirate 23 copies, 1 review
Blood Moon 23 copies, 1 review
Tajore Arkle 22 copies
Dark Wind Blowing 21 copies, 1 review
Book of Mint 21 copies, 1 review
The Ghost by the Billabong 20 copies, 1 review
Dancing with Ben Hall 20 copies, 1 review
To the Moon and Back 19 copies, 1 review
Valley of Gold 18 copies
Birrung the Secret Friend 17 copies, 1 review
Book of Thyme 17 copies
Summerland 16 copies
Wombat Wins 16 copies
Grandma Wombat 16 copies
Flesh and Blood 16 copies, 1 review
How to Guzzle Your Garden 16 copies, 1 review
Facing the Flame 16 copies, 1 review
The Dog Who Loved a Queen 15 copies, 1 review
Lady Dance 15 copies, 1 review
Seasons of content 15 copies, 1 review
The Fire Wombat 14 copies
Queen Victoria's Christmas 14 copies, 1 review
Just a Girl 14 copies, 2 reviews
Rocket your child into reading 13 copies, 1 review
The Earth Gardener's Companion 13 copies, 1 review
My Name is Not Peaseblossom 12 copies, 1 review
Good dog Hank 12 copies
Third Witch 10 copies, 1 review
Cyclone 10 copies
The last dingo summer 10 copies, 1 review
Pandemic 10 copies
Tiger tangle 9 copies
Wonderfully Wacky Families 9 copies, 1 review
A-Z of Useful Plants 8 copies, 1 review
Shark attack 8 copies
My Gran the Gorilla 7 copies, 1 review
Mind's Eye 6 copies
Koala Bare 6 copies
Pumpkin Book 6 copies
Mermaids 5 copies
Gorilla grab 5 copies
Drought 4 copies
With Love from Miss Lily 4 copies, 1 review
Alien Games 4 copies
Hearts of Gold 3 copies, 1 review
The Metal Men 3 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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