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Lesley Gibbes Lesley Gibbes i(6491541 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Lesley Gibbes is an Australian children's book author and primary-school teacher for the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Fluke Adelaide : Working Title Press , 2017 11617405 2017 single work picture book children's

'In 2012 a Southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour. It was the third time in recorded history that a Southern right whale had been born in the harbour. The mother and calf stayed in the sheltered waters of the city’s inlets and bays for several months before heading south to the Antarctic waters. The people of Sydney were entranced by the presence of these whales so close to the city. Since then there have been numerous other sightings of whale calves in Sydney waters, including one which was found nestling next to a boat after being separated from its mother. '

'The story of Fluke is based on these events. '  (Publication Summary)

2018 commended Whitley Awards
2018 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Books
y separately published work icon Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9510355 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'In Book One of this hilarious and action-packed series for newly confident readers, Fizz is determined to go to the Police Dog Tryouts and prove that he can do the job. But he is the smallest, whitest, fluffiest dog in the long queue.

'Meet Fizz - the daring dog detective!

'Fizz wants to be a police dog. He's brave, clever and super-fast, but Fizz doesn't look like a police dog. His family are show dogs and companion dogs, not working dogs. Fizz longs for adventure, and he's determined to try out at the Sunnyvale City Police Station. There, he is the smallest, fluffiest dog in the line-up, and he meets fierce Amadeus, who definitely wants to be top dog.' (Publication summary)

2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Scary Night Adelaide : Working Title Press , 2014 6491568 2014 single work picture book children's

'Once upon a scary night three friends set out on a journey. Hare with hat. Cat with a cake and Pig with Parcel. But where were they going in the dead of the night, tip-toe creeping in the pale moonlight? It was a mystery!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2015 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
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