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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 My Culture and Me Melbourne : Puffin , 2019 15637808 2019 single work picture book children's

'Feel the rhythm of the music, from your heart down to your feet.
Enjoy the movements of melodies, as clapsticks keep a strong beat.

'This is my culture. This is me.

'Beautifully written and illustrated, My Culture and Me is a heartfelt and stirring story of cherishing and sustaining Indigenous cultures.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
2020 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
y separately published work icon My Culture and Me Melbourne : Puffin , 2019 15637808 2019 single work picture book children's

'Feel the rhythm of the music, from your heart down to your feet.
Enjoy the movements of melodies, as clapsticks keep a strong beat.

'This is my culture. This is me.

'Beautifully written and illustrated, My Culture and Me is a heartfelt and stirring story of cherishing and sustaining Indigenous cultures.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
2020 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
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
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