Claire Saxby i(26 works by)
Born: Established: Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Claire Saxby was born in Victoria, Australia, lived in several other states and spent some time in Papua New Guinea. She has engaged in waitressing, vote counting, mail sorting, podiatry, sheet ironing and towel folding. Saxby has worked in hospitals and in community health. Saxby has also written readers for educational publishers.

Awards for Works

Emu 2014 single work picture book children's

'In the open forest, Emu watches over his nest. Gathering the granite-green eggs under soft feathers, Emu will care for them and protect the fluffy chicks once they hatch. The survival of this unusual family depends upon him.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2015 joint winner The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Non-Fiction
Big Red Kangaroo 2013 single work picture book children's

'Far inland, the sun floats on the waves of a bake-earth day. Big Red and his mob of kangaroos wait for night-time when they can search for food. Young male kangaroos wait too - ready to challenge Red and take his place as leader. ' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
Seadog 2013 single work picture book children's

'Not since Harry the Dirty Dog has there been such a lovable puppy with such an aversion to pet grooming. A beautiful picture book about a lovable, but scruffy dog.

'Our dog is not a clean dog,

a shiny or a fluffy dog.

Our dog is a seadog' (Publisher's blurb)

2013 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Young Children
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