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Jackie French

Jackie French

  • 5 stars across 70 books
Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. 'Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.
3rd January 2006

Diary of a Wombat

A wombat's work is never done... Take a trip with a wombat, and discover the ins and outs of her day in ... MoreDiary of a Wombat

(5 reviews) Review
25th January 1996


Iddy cannot remember her name, or where she comes from, or anything about her people. But she finds understanding and fr... MoreSummerland

(1 review) Review
22nd January 2008

A Day to Remember

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31st March 2009

All of Us

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2nd December 2002

Dark Wind Blowing

A boy is pushed too far by his peers, resulting in dramatic and life-threatening consequences as he threatens to release... MoreDark Wind Blowing

(0 reviews) Review
9th April 2015

My Dad the Dragon

HORACE'S DAD HAS SILVER WINGS AND A GREEN AND ORANGE tAIL. His mum hasn't been able to cast a spell right yet, and his s... MoreMy Dad the Dragon

(0 reviews) Review
24th September 2003

Phredde and the Purple Pyramid

Phredde, Pru and Bruce are back and this time they're in ancient Egypt. Will the pyramids survive Instead of just roarin... MorePhredde and the Purple Pyramid

(0 reviews) Review
1st April 2006

Macbeth and Son

A modern tale of truth and lies woven with a story from the past. Luke lives in modern-day Australia with his mother an... MoreMacbeth and Son

(0 reviews) Review
7th September 2009

My Story: Slave Girl

Clotee is a slave in a Virginia plantation. To her, freedom is the greatest word in the world. In the slave quarters, pe... MoreMy Story: Slave Girl

(0 reviews) Review
4th February 2008

Josephine Wants To Dance

Josephine loves to dance. She adores nothing more than bouncing with the brolgas, leaping with the lyrebirds and swayi... MoreJosephine Wants To Dance

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