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Kate Walker Kate Walker i(A13388 works by) (a.k.a. Dianne Marie Catherine Walker)
Born: Established: 1950 Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Kate Walker has written extensively for children and adults. She began writing in 1977, after previously working as a shirtmaker, waitress, and TAB controller, among other occupations. Apart from children's and YA fiction, she has also written non-fiction books for children, including a 'Spies & Spying' series with Elaine Argent.

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y separately published work icon I Hate Books! South Australia : Omnibus Books , 1995 Z832940 1995 single work children's fiction children's Hamish has learnt that the trick to reading is to do it without looking at the book, and thinks he's just as clever as his older brother, Nathan, who can read anything. But when he starts going to school, he soon discovers that his teacher has different ideas.
1996 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Our Excursion South Australia : Omnibus Books , 1994 Z837717 1994 single work picture book children's Class 2M go on an unusual excursion during which, among other things, they find a dog and a turtle and lose four lunch boxes, two children, and their teacher.
1995 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Peter Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1991 Z110990 1991 single work novel young adult

'"I'm not scared of sex. I want it like crazy. But not like that, with someone I don't even like."

'Peter is fifteen, a typical Australian boy who enjoys riding his dirt bike and want to be a photographer. In his world, a boy is considered a man only if he obeys an unwritten set of rules: he must seek out danger, talk rough, get girls — any girl. If he's different, he's labeled a "poof."

'Pressured by his peers and by society to conform to this stereotyped male image, Peter feels both confused and repelled. His confusion, and his horror, increase when he finds that he is attracted to his brother's friend David, who is gay.

'Here is a daring, exceptionally honest novel about sexuality and the need to be true to oneself. Peter shares his every muddle and perception with us, and his candor just might help us find our own way.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1992 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
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