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Brian Simmonds Brian Simmonds i(A121058 works by)
Born: Established: 1938 ;
Gender: Male
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Awards for Works

Dog Lost 2016 single work picture book children's

'This story is inspired by the heroic accounts of dogs that miraculously find their way home after long periods of being lost. Some inner sense of knowing guides them back home. A longing and bond of love and loyalty drives them forward. Makind owes so much to our faithful best friend. ' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Light Horse Boy 2013 single work picture book children's 'In 1914 Jim and Charlie abandon the Australian outback for the excitement and adventure of the war to end all wars. But in the Light Horse they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline. And nothing will ever be the same again. Featuring stunning charcoal sketches by Brian Simmonds alongside primary source documents and historical photos, Light Horse Boy goes behind the scenes of the great ANZAC legends for an intimate look at their experience of World War I.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 joint winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Books
2014 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Lighthouse Girl 2009 single work picture book young adult

'Based on the true story of Fay Howe, this gentle tale brings to life the hardships of those left at home during wartime. Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction ... Dianne Wolfer and ... Brian Simmonds deftly recreate this period in Australian history from the perspective of a young girl.'

Fremantle Press website, (Sighted 23/02/2009)

2010 winner West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2010 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award for the illustrations by Brian Simmonds
2009 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
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