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Jol Temple Jol Temple i(A142548 works by)
Gender: Male
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Jol Temple has written several children's titles, two screenplays and an episode of Two and a Half Men with his partner Kate.

Their best-known works are the Captain Jimmy Cook books, in which a young boy longs to be an explorer. They are ambassadors for Raising Literacy Australia.

They have lived in Sydney, San Francisco and Venice Beach. In 2018, they were living in Sydney.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Funny Bones Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 17061331 2019 anthology short story humour children's

'If you think you've heard every funny story there is, then think again. Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of silly stories, hilarious one-liners, rib-tickling jokes, wise-cracking cartoons and much, much more that's bound to get even the most serious kid laughing. With over 100 funny stories, hilarious poems and sidesplitting drawings from some of Australia's favourite and funniest people including Zoë Foster Blake, Josh Pyke, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Hannah Gadsby, Lawrence Leung, Michelle Law, Adrian Beck, Katrina Nannestad, James O'Loghlin, Tom Jellett, Gus Gordon, Danny Katz, Mitch Vane, Sally Rippin, Tristan Bancks, Jessica Walton, Dougal Macpherson, Garth Nix, The Listies, Georgia Productions as well as Oliver Phommavanh and Kate & Jol Temple, Funny Bones will be a bumper addition to any child's bookshelf. It might get you laughing out loud, but it's all for a serious cause—all royalties go to the international aid charity, War Child Australia.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2020 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book designed by Julia Eim
y separately published work icon Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13967806 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Something very bad has happened to Alice Toolie. Her very pink and very sparkly diary (with a super cute picture of a baby echidna in a teacup on the cover) has been read by her very worst enemy—Jimmy Cook. It's war! Until Ms Fennel decides that Alice and Jimmy need to make peace. She insists that they become pen pals for the term to try and work out their differences . . . or find their similarities. Alice and Jimmy set off to navigate the choppy waters of third grade— including a joint class project and a ghostly mystery—through two very different sets of eyes. When these sworn enemies combine their many magnificent talents, it can only end in hilarious fun and gloop-y disaster!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book
y separately published work icon Room on Our Rock Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2018 12314708 2018 single work picture book children's

'Two seals are perched on a rock. When others need shelter, do they share it? Room on Our Rock celebrates the truth that there are two sides to every story. This clever picture book has one story that can be read two different ways. When read from front to back, the seals believe there is definitely no room on their rock for others. But when the book is read from back to front, the seals welcome others to shelter on their rock. A heartwarming story about sharing and compassion.' (Publication summary)

2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2019 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
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