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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

Figgy Takes the City 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 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
Blossom 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 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
Figgy and the President 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Figgy and Nana love to talk about their future. Nana wants to be President of Ghana. Deciding on a career isn't as easy for Figgy, but then she lands the role of a lifetime as an actress in a film. When Figgys Mama shows up, sick and expecting a baby, and Nanas father takes him away, Figgy has more important things to think about and some growing up to do. ' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
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