Jane Tanner i(14 works by) (a.k.a. Barbara Jane Tanner)
Born: Established: 1946 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Jane Tanner grew up in Coburg, Victoria and has stated that her parents 'were ill or absent in my teenage years, so I found refuge in art, nature, and books.' She studied art at Prahran Technical School under Lenton Parr and Alun Leach-Jones among others. She has an Associate Diploma of Fine Art in printmaking and painting, and a Diploma of Education. She worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time illustrator in 1984.

Awards for Works

Love from Grandma 2010 single work picture book children's When Emily and her family move away from the country she has to leave her beloved grandma behind. So Grandma gives her a strawberry plant to remind her of the fun they have together in the garden. While she waits for Grandma to visit, the strawberry plant grows and grows and starts to flower and then to fruit...until Grandma finally arrives, bringing her the most wonderful present of all! A lovely picture book, filled with exquisite drawings, that celebrates the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren (Libraries Australia).
2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
Love from Grandma 2010 single work picture book children's When Emily and her family move away from the country she has to leave her beloved grandma behind. So Grandma gives her a strawberry plant to remind her of the fun they have together in the garden. While she waits for Grandma to visit, the strawberry plant grows and grows and starts to flower and then to fruit...until Grandma finally arrives, bringing her the most wonderful present of all! A lovely picture book, filled with exquisite drawings, that celebrates the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren (Libraries Australia).
2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
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