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Sara Acton Sara Acton i(A142526 works by)
Born: Established:
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Sara Acton was born in the Cotswolds in England and always loved drawing, especially people and other strange creatures. She studied BA Hons Fine Art, and after graduating, decided to train as an Art Teacher, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education at Goldsmiths in London. After teaching and practising art for many years in England and New Zealand she moved to Australia with her family. She was recently shortlisted for the 2010 Gavin Bishop Award and the 2009 and 2010 Joy Cowley Picture Book Award.

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Awards for Works

Stitches and Stuffing 2017 single work picture book children's

'Adeline's beloved Bunnybear goes with her everywhere, but one night he is damaged by the dog. Nanna sews Bunnybear back together, but this new Bunnybear is stiff and strange and Adeline puts him on a shelf and leaves him there.

'Then Nanna goes away, and Adeline realises it is not just stitches and stuffing that holds Bunnybear together … it is love. ' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
Oh, Albert! 2016 single work picture book children's

'Oh Albert, how could you? was inspired by a newspaper article of the same name about a boxer with a penchant for destroying his owner's home and belongings (resulting in bills of over $40,000!).

'Following a week in the life of a busy family, the story as much a celebration of contemporary Australian domestic life as it is the story of a greedy but loveable family pet. Many children will recognise the rhythms of their own families in the busy chaos of this household's routine, where the days of the week correspond to extracurricular activities.

'At its heart, this is the story of the strong bond of love that children share with animals, and the unifying role that pets play in family life.' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
As Big As You 2015 single work picture book children's

'Claude is a large elephant. Finlay is a small one. Claude can trumpet so loudly, the earth shakes! Finlay can only squeak and spurt tiny fountains with his trunk. Will he ever be as big as Claude? ' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Birth to 3 Years
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