Mark Greenwood i(19 works by)
Born: Established: Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Mark Greenwood is an author and a musician with a passion for history and legends. He has lived in Freemantle with his wife, illustrator Frane Lessac.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Boomerang and Bat : The Story of the Real First Eleven 2016 single work picture book children's

'The first Australian cricket team to tour England was a group of Aboriginal stockmen. This is their story.

'In 1868 a determined team of Aboriginal cricketers set off on a journey across the world to take on England's best.

'Led by star all-rounder Johnny Mullagh, and wearing caps embroidered with a boomerang and a bat, they delighted crowds with their exceptional skill.

'From the creators of Jandamarra, this is the remarkable story of the real first eleven.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
Midnight : The Story of a Light Horse 2014 single work picture book children's

'A foal is born at midnight, on the homestead side of the river. Coal black. Star ablaze. Moonlight in her eyes. On October 31, 1917, the 4th and 12th Regiments of the Australian Light Horse took part in one of the last great cavalry charges in history. Among the first to leap the enemy trenches was Lieutenant Guy Haydon riding his beloved mare, Midnight. This is their story.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 shortlisted Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
Jandamarra 2013 single work children's fiction children's 'He emerged from the cave of bats with the name given to him by his people. He was Jandamarra - a man of power who could appear and disappear like a ghost. Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he was a courageous defender of his country. Mark Greenwood's text and Terry Denton's watercolour illustrations bring to life this story of conflict and divided loyalties - giving a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia's frontier history.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2014 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2014 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2013 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
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