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This author has also written school readers for children.


  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2003).

Awards for Works

Bob, the Railway Dog 2015 single work picture book children's

'The true story of a little dog who had adventure in his heart and the rattle of the rails in his soul.

'In the early days of the railway, when shiny new tracks were opening vast areas of Australia, there was an adventurous dog who was part of it all. As the tracks were being laid he was there on the train - riding in his favourite spot on top of the Yankee engine. Everyone knew him. He was Bob the Railway Dog. ' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
Little Dog and the Christmas Wish 2014 single work picture book children's

'Little Dog and Jonathan are best friends. They do everything together. But on Christmas Eve Little Dog finds himself lost and alone in a busy city. How will he find his way home? Can Christmas wishes come true?' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award
The Dog on the Tuckerbox 2008 single work picture book children's

'The Dog on the Tuckerbox is the story of Lady and her master Bill.

'It is the story of Australia's pioneers, the bullockies who worked the rough tracks, and of one dog's unwavering loyalty to her master.' (Publisher's blurb)

2009 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
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