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Phil Cummings Phil Cummings i(A13791 works by) (a.k.a. Phillip Neal Cummings)
Also writes as: Rachel Arbon
Born: Established: 1957 Port Broughton, Blyth - Bute - Port Broughton area, Mid North South Australia, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

The youngest of eight children, Phil Cummings was born at Port Broughton but grew up at Peterborough in the mid-north of South Australia, where his brothers worked on the railways. He worked as a junior primary school teacher but resigned in 2001 to retire to his home at One Tree Hill, South Australia, and concentrate on his writing.

Cummings has been ambassador to the Premier’s Reading Challenge in South Australia,  South Australia’s National Literacy and Numeracy Champion, and State Ambassador for the 2012 National Year of Reading. He was awarded the Carclew Fellowship at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 1998. His works are regularly selected as notable books in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Phil Cummings also wrote works for the educational series 'Connections', 'Wonder World', 'Zipper Books', 'Crackers' and 'Zapper Books'.
  • For information about this author's works for children not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Wilbur, Grace and Joe Kent Town : Little Book Press , 2017 12980833 2017 single work picture book children's

'Join Wilbur, a fun loving family pet as he shares the joy of Grace and Joe’s first years. He worries when they fall, he rejoices with their first steps… and faithfully joins in all their adventures.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
y separately published work icon Feathers Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10283823 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'The sandpiper stretched its wings in the chilling breeze. It knew it was time to leave... so it took flight.

'Follow the feathers as they fall along this exquisite journey of heartache, hope and home.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Boy Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10283177 2017 single work picture book children's fantasy

'The king's battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud... CLING CLANG CLONG! ROAR! Boy lived in a silent world and couldn't hear the fighting. But Boy could see the fear around him... and how everyone would be much happier.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2018 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2018 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2017 winner Children's Peace Literature Award
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