AustLit logo
Andrew McDonald Andrew McDonald i(A124830 works by)
Born: Established: 1982 ;
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


'Andrew McDonald is a reader and writer of books for young readers. His series Real Pigeons debuted in 2018, with hilarious illustrations by Ben Wood.

'Andrew is a graduate of RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing diploma and his writing has taken him around the world. He completed an artist residency at Caldera Arts in Oregon, USA and a May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust fellowship in Adelaide.

'He is a regular presenter on the schools circuit in Australia, conducting writing workshops; talking about his writing life; and sharing the stories and experiences behind his books.' (Source : Booktopia)

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Real Pigeons Nest Hard Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2019 15640693 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'In this hot new series for fans of Bad Guys and Dog Man, the crime-fighting birds known as the REAL PIGEONS have some mega mysteries to solve. Someone has been stealing from a vulture. A beastly child is lost in the park. And Homey’s long-lost family have been bird-napped!

'But how can you fight crime when you don’t have the perfect nest??'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
y separately published work icon Real Pigeons Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018- 16078288 2018 series - author children's fiction
2019 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's and Young Adult Series
y separately published work icon Real Pigeons Fight Crime Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018 13813384 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!

'Did you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It's true! With master of disguise Rock Pigeon, bendy Tumbler, strong Frillback and super-finder Homey, the REAL PIGEONS will solve any mystery and fight any bad guy to keep the city safe!

'In Real Pigeons Fight Crime, Rock and his mystery-solving friends will tackle their first caseload: Why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? Who on earth is kidnapping bats? And can the pigeons avert a dinner disaster?' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2021 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
2019 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2019 shortlisted The Readings Children’s Book Prize
Last amended 9 Jun 2020 11:49:54
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: