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Sandy Fussell Sandy Fussell i(A113589 works by)
Born: Established: 1960 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

New South Wales-based Sandy Fussell studied mathematics at university and has worked as a computer programmer and a web designer. In addition to writing children's books, Fussell has also been a reviewer for the family magazine CoastKids Illawarra.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • For further information, see Sandy Fussell's website, http://www.sandyfussell.com/index.htm

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Sad, The Dog Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2015 7598717 2015 single work picture book children's

'What does a dog need to feel loved and cared for?

'Mr and Mrs Cripps feed their dog, wash him, and even clean inside his ears. But they don't give him a name. So the dog names himself - SAD. What will it take to make SAD, the dog, happy?' (Publication summary)

2015 finalist Crystal Kite Award Australian and New Zealand Division
y separately published work icon Shaolin Tiger Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2009 Z1573190 2009 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'Long before Sensei Ki-Yaga built the Cockroach Ryu, he travelled to China and studied at the Shaolin Temple in the north-western Song Shan Mountains of China. Sensei promised to return to help the abbot in the Temple's time of need. Telling the Samurai Kids that the abbott has a treasure in need of safekeeping, they set off on a journey to China.' (Source: publisher's website.)
2010 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Upper Primary Children (2003-2013)
y separately published work icon Polar Boy Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2008 Z1517967 2008 single work children's fiction children's 'Polar Boy is the tale of a 14th Century polar community, the Thule (too-lee) people, who migrated from Alaska to Canada. The main character, Illuak, has been told by his soothsayer Grandmother that it is his fate to save his people from a bear. But the mere thought of a polar bear makes Illuaks stomach churn and he lives in fear of this destined encounter. Illuak eventually summons the courage to rescue a Northman child from a polar bear. But, in doing so, realises there is a greater challenge involved in the prophecy - to face Bear, the Northmens leader. Illuak is initially terrified, but shows great strength and calls the Bear to him - an act which eventually unites the two tribes. Illuaks journey ends with the beginning of another following the Bear to the green lands in search of adventure.--provided by publisher.
2009 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
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