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Gregg Dreise Gregg Dreise i(6914616 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Kamilaroi ; Aboriginal Yuwaalaraay
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BiographyHistory

Gregg Dreise is an author and illustrator and is a descendent of the Kamilaroi people, from south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales, and (via his grandmother) the Yuwaalaraay people. He was born and raised in St George, Queensland. He has also worked as a teacher.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 recipient Australian Indigenous Creator Scholarship for a specialised mentorship to further develop his next children’s picture book.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Mad Magpie Broome : Magabala Books , 2016 9024984 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Mad Magpie is the third book in this successful series of morality tales from award-winning author and illustrator, Gregg Dreise. Inspired by wise sayings and the knowledge of his Elders, Mad Magpie tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of butcher birds. The more he is teased, the angrier he becomes. When Guluu seeks advice, his Elders tell him to stay calm like the river, ignore the butcher birds and to be strong on the inside. Guluu tries this, but the cheeky birds just laugh at him. One day, when Guluu is at the river looking for worms, the butcher birds arrive and steal his food. He remembers the words of his Elders and he tries again – and this time Guluu has a different outcome. ' (Publication summary)

2017 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
2017 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Kookoo Kookaburra Broome : Magabala Books , 2015 8304111 2015 single work children's fiction children's

The author 'tells the story of Kookoo, a kind and well-loved kookaburra who is famous for entertaining the other bush creatures with his funny stories. Everyone knows Kookoo has a special gift because he can tell funny stories about the other animals without hurting their feelings. However, when Kookoo runs out of kind stories he turns to teasing and making fun of his friends’ differences. Refusing to listen to the sage advice of his uncle, Kookoo gradually alienates all his friends until he finds himself alone and ignored by the other animals. When he finally listens to the sounds of his own laughter echoing around the bush and realises it has become an unhappy sound, Kookoo is forced to remember his uncle’s words and change his ways — kindness is like a boomerang — if you throw it often, it comes back often.' (Source: Newsouth Books website)

2016 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
y separately published work icon Silly Birds Broome : Magabala Books , 2014 6914651 2014 single work children's fiction

'In this charming and humorous morality tale, Maliyan, a proud eagle meets a turkey, Wagun, who is a silly bird, and together these two new friends begin to do silly-bird things. The Elders and Maliyan’s parents are very disappointed, warning Maliyan that it’s hard to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys. Maliyan sees the error of his ways and together with the other animals, works to clean up the mess wrought by too many silly birds. But some birds will always be silly…' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
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