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Anna Fienberg Anna Fienberg i(A17921 works by)
Born: Established: 1956 Canterbury, Kent,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1959
Heritage: English
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BiographyHistory

Anna Fienberg came to Australia when she was three years old in 1959. She gained a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University before travelling in Europe and living in Italy for a year.

During the 1980s, she edited the NSW School Magazine. Billy Bear and the Wild Winter (1988) was first published in this magazine as a series. In 1988 she also published Wiggy and Boa, illustrated by Ann James. It was highly recommended for the Younger Readers Section of the Childrens' Book Council Awards for that year. The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels won the CBC Award for Younger Readers in 1992. Other titles include :The Nine Lives of Balthazar (1989), Ariel Zed and the Secret of Life ( 1992) and Dead Sailors Don't Bite (1996). She has also published new versions of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie stories for younger readers.

She has collaborated with her mother, Barbara Fienberg , to produce the Tashi tales (1995 -) in which the small hero recounts his adventures with entertaining mythical characters. These and other titles such as the Minton series (1999 -) are also the result of a long term collaboration with the illustrator Kim Gamble. This series combines stories with transport themes. Children are encouraged to use recycled materials to make the vehicles from the stories. Anna's writing often combines short tales of whimsy and imagination that attract the young independent reader. However, she has also written for young adults with Borrowed Light (1999), a sensitive book about being a teenager, loneliness, love and pregnancy. Anna has written for several magazines such as Women's Day, Lucky and Cosmopolitan .

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Awards for Works

Wicked's Way 2016 single work children's fiction children's

Anna Fienberg's fabulous new high-seas pirate adventure, with scoundrels and blaggards, devilish treachery, and pirates who long for a bit of comfort - great reading for 8 to 12 year olds from the world of Horrendo's Curse.

'Will could walk a tightrope and juggle bananas as he went. 'One day you'll be the star of a circus,' his mother told him. 'But until then, you must be a secret.' For each year pirates came to the islands to steal young boys for their crew. And if that happened to you, well, you may as well kiss your life goodbye. So what's a young lad to do when his mother disappears and pirates arrive at his door?

'Will takes courage from a crazy truth-telling parrot, and his mother's advice: 'Keep putting one foot in front of the other and your eyes on the prize.' But will this be enough to survive the perils at sea? And will that infuriatingly polite boy called Horrendo finally tip the balance?

'A high-seas pirate adventure about scoundrels and blaggards, devilish treachery, and finding the most precious treasure of all.' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Louis Beside Himself 2012 single work children's fiction children's

Louis's best mates, Singo and Hassan, are into basketball and skateboarding, and his dad is into arm-wrestling. Dad wants to build Louis up with wrestling moves like the Walls of Jericho or the Five Star Frog Splash, but Louis is better at flexing words than flexing his muscles.

'This summer Louis is put to the test, starting with the Phenomenon of the broken mirror, leading to the Paralysing burglar incident, and finally the night when he comes face to face with Peril.

It's a wild week when the friends hide a runaway girl named Cordelia in the backyard tent, Dad falls for Doreen, and Louis tries the Top Roll Move on a big burly burglar.

'Louis Beside Himself is a Hilarious and Companionable story about losing your words, finding your courage and arm-wrestling your way out of big trouble.

(Publisher website).

2013 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Upper Primary
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