Ezekiel Kwaymullina i(28 works by)
Born: Established: 1983 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Ezekiel Kwaymullina is a Palkyu person whose family comes from the north west of Western Australia. He is the son of Sally Morgan and the brother of Ambelin Kwaymullina and Blaze Kwaymullina . Ezekiel's work is inspired by his love of fantasy novels, anime, video games and films.

Awards for Works

Frog Finds a Place 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Ever since moonlight shone down on him in his pond, Frog has wanted to live up with the Moon and the stars. He works hard to get there, but although he tries and tries, its a long way for a little frog... ' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Charlie Burr and the Three Stolen Dollars 2011 single work children's fiction children's 'Charlie has "borrowed" three dollars from his mum to buy an icy pole, and Charlie's dad has brought home a dingo pup. So Mum isn't happy with either Dad or Charlie! To get back in her good books Charlie has to quickly find a way to recoup the three dollars and work out how to keep the pup. It's not hard to believe that trouble follows, but the ever-resourceful Charlie soon finds a plan.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 nominated Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Outstanding Achievement in Literature
My Country 2011 single work picture book children's 'The book was inspired by my Nana and Gran, who passed on their love of country to me. When I wrote the book I imagined what it would have been like for them as little girls, playing in their country without a care in the world. At the same time, I wanted to encourage self esteem in Indigenous youth as I feel Australia is in need of more Indigenous heroes. Because all heroes begin as children with a dream, hopefully books like this one bring them closer to that dream.' — Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Source: Fremantle Press website, http://www.fremantlepress.com.au/
Sighted: 17/05/2011
2012 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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