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Tamsin Janu Tamsin Janu i(6961076 works by)
Born: Established: Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Tamsin Janu is originally from Sydney, where she studied law and international and global studies, but since January 2014 she’s worked as a youth worker in a remote community in the Northern Territory Central Desert. (Source: Booktopia website)

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2019 15604958 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'When Winston's new step-sister-to-be Macy moves to Woobawittawoo with her dad, life in their small town quickly turns upside down. Winston is thrilled, but Macy is miserable. Wooba might have the Big Bread, but what use is a crumbling tourist attraction when Macy wants to become an Olympic gymnast? It's up to Winston and his friends to convince Macy to love Wooba as much as they do so they can stay there forever. But how? Could a gymnastics club be the answer to all their problems?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
2020 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2020 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Children's Literature
2019 shortlisted Children's Peace Literature Award
y separately published work icon Figgy Takes the City Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 11532463 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Both Nana and Figgy receive scholarships to attend the Hope College in Ghana's big city, Accra. Figgy and Nana will have to leave behind the village and family they love, meet lots of new people and learn new things. Figgy does not want to go, but Grandma Ama says she must. But Nana begins acting strange and he will not tell Figgy what he is doing when he disappears from school on the weekends. When Figgy follows him one day, to a place that is scary and sad, she must convince him that he will always be a part of her family, no matter where he comes from. And she learns that sometimes change is not so bad -- especially if you have somewhere and someone to go home to.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Blossom Norwood : Omnibus Books , 2017 10954622 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy mystery

'Lottie is excited when a lost little girl, Blossom, arrives on her doorstep. Lottie, who only has Uncle Bobby in the world, has always wanted a sister. But Blossom isn’t like other kids. She doesn’t speak and is obsessed with her flower, refusing to go anywhere without it. But everything changes when Blossom gets sick, and she is taken away. Lottie, with the help of her friends, must do whatever it takes to rescue her.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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