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Libby Hathorn Libby Hathorn i(A18602 works by) (a.k.a. Elizabeth Helen Hathorn)
Born: Established: 1943 Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 form y separately published work icon What Rosie Hears Libby Hathorn , Australia : Hathorn Pax Productions Mental Image Animation , 2021 23479940 2021 single work film/TV
1 y separately published work icon We Children and the Narrow Road to the Deep North Libby Hathorn , Sadami Konchi (illustrator), Carindale : Interactive Publications , 2021 23459963 2021 single work picture book children's

'Izumi, Ren and little Yoshi are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the famous poet Bashō in their village. It is 17th century Japan and the poet is walking far to the north, writing his now world-famous haiku.

'Libby Hathorn's endearing story describes their encounter with Bashō. Sadami Konchi's sensitive paintings light up the story with a grace and beauty to ably match the text.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Best Cat, the Est Cat Libby Hathorn , Rosie Handley (illustrator), Sydney : State Library of New South Wales , 2021 23072082 2021 single work picture book children's

'A mysterious talking cat invites children through the grand doors of the State Library of NSW in Sydney. It’s the Est Cat, who wants to show them the biggest, the smallest, the strangest, the rarest and the gluggiest objects to be found there! They visit secret places, get followed by ghosts, spy special treasures and finally learn the Est Cat’s secret.

'This delightful tale introduces readers to some of the weird and wonderful artefacts of Australian history, where they live, and the people who look after them.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon No! Never! Libby Hathorn , Lisa Hathorn-Jarman , Mel Pearce (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2020 18579923 2020 single work picture book children's

'There was a child,

'The sweetest ever,

'Until she learned these words:

'NO! NEVER!'

'Georgie is a sweet little girl who always makes her parents happy... until she discovers one powerful phrase: No! Never!

'It suddenly becomes her answer to every request, from tidying up her toys to going to bed. Her parents are at their wits end, but what happens when they decide to try saying No! Never! themselves?'

'A lovely, lively look at the Terrible Twos (or Threes, or Fours, or Fives...) from mother-daughter team Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn-Jarman, with debut illustrator Mel Pearce. Perfect for any parent dealing with tantrums, defiant behaviour or communication issues.' (Publication summary)

1 The Teacher Took My Tennis Ball i "The teacher took my tennis ball,", Libby Hathorn , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: This is Home : Essential Australian Poems for Children 2019; (p. 113)
1 Cindric's Trolley i "Pushing his dreams,", Libby Hathorn , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: This is Home : Essential Australian Poems for Children 2019; (p. 57)
1 y separately published work icon Miss Franklin : How Miles Franklin's Brilliant Career Began Libby Hathorn , Phil Lesnie (illustrator), Melbourne : Lothian , 2019 16084101 2019 single work picture book children's

'This is a story about iconic Australian writer Stella Miles Franklin, namesake of two major literary prizes, during her brief but formative time as a governess in rural New South Wales. Teenager Stella Miles Franklin has to work to help support her family. Stella is unhappy in her job and longs for the freedom and excitement of city life. While working, she meets a young orphan girl, Imp, who is almost as feisty as Stella herself, and who spurs the older girl to follow her dreams.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Our Baby Libby Hathorn , Tamsin Ainslie (illustrator), Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2019 14735989 2019 single work picture book children's

A new baby is welcomed to the family.

1 y separately published work icon Butterfly, We're Expecting You! Libby Hathorn , Lisa Stewart (illustrator), Sydney : Lothian , 2017 10185975 2017 single work picture book children's

'Two small children discover the beauty and wonder of nature in their very own backyard in this beautifully illustrated story from award-winning author Libby Hathorn.

'Come explore your backyard. Who knows what you'll find? A butterfly, a frog, a bird ... maybe even a dinosaur!

'A sweet and gentle story that feels as warm as a garden bathed in sunlight, from award-winning author Libby Hathorn and acclaimed illustrator Lisa Stewart.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Incredibilia Libby Hathorn , Gaye Chapman (illustrator), Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2016 9609485 2016 single work picture book children's

'Little Georgie is the youngest, and this sometimes means Max and Harriet forget about her.

'But Georgie is unfazed. She's armed with a BIG imagination.' (Publication summary)

1 5 y separately published work icon A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy Libby Hathorn , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2016 9021173 2016 single work children's fiction children's war literature

''From award-winning Australian author Libby Hathorn and acclaimed illustrator Phil Lesnie, an exquisitely illustrated and deeply moving story of the Somme.

'A moving story, told completely in dialogue, about a young Australian soldier in the battle of the Somme. Walking through the fields away from the front, he finds what he thinks is a stray dog, and decides to adopt it as a mascot for his company. Then he meets Jacques, the homeless orphan boy who owns the dog. The soldier realises that Jacques needs the dog more - and perhaps needs his help as well.

'With stunning illustrations from Phil Lesnie, this is a deeply moving celebration of friendship in times of war.

'A Soldier, A Dog And A Boy was inspired by Libby Hathorn's months of research on her uncle, who survived Gallipoli but went on to fight at the Battle of the Somme and was killed there in 1917 at just twenty years old.'

1 y separately published work icon A Baby for Loving Libby Hathorn , Tamsin Ainslie (illustrator), Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2015 9379140 2015 single work picture book children's

'Join a charming family of bears as they sing and chuckle and snuggle their way through a sunny afternoonChildren will adore spending time with this family as they delight in each other's company and delight in the myriad ways a baby can bring joy to everyday life. A sub-plot follows the antics of two pets who hide the baby's toys, and children will delight in this humourous search-and-find storyline. The rhyming text is complemented by luminous ink paintings that encapsulate the gentle pleasures of an afternoon with the family in the sun.' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Eventual Poppy Day Libby Hathorn , Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2015 8197955 2015 single work novel war literature historical fiction young adult

'Painstakingly researched and extremely well written, this is a novel that moves deftly and easily from one time period to another and yet still allows the novel to retain an overall sense of cohesion.

'Respected YA author Libby Hathorn has drawn on family history and done extensive research to write a fascinating book that profiles two young protagonists, both seventeen years of age, who are related: Maurice, who went to Gallipoli and the Western Front and his great-great nephew, Oliver, who is trying to deal with difficult family circumstances but whose discovery of Maurice's WW1 diary changes the way he sees the world. The balance of the historical and contemporary points of view makes this title perfect for use in the classroom, but also appealing to the YA reader.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Sangita's Singing Libby Hathorn , Australia : Wutheringink , 2015 10930137 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Sangita loves to sing. But when she leaves her small village for school in the big city of Kathmandu, fear makes her lose her sweet voice. Will she ever make friends in this strange place with the bully Yamu close by? Will she learn to read?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 1 y separately published work icon Outside Libby Hathorn , Ritva Voutila (illustrator), Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2014 7472499 2014 single work picture book children's

'Like the garden it portrays, Outside is a Baroque wonderland waiting to be explored, a shimmery place of texture, luminosity and colour where time stands still and memories are born.

'Two internationally acclaimed creators—author Libby Hathorn and artist Ritva Voutila—have coupled their dazzling imaginative powers to capture the wonder of childhood in this homage to the magic of a garden.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Women's Work : A Collection of Contemporary Women's Poetry Libby Hathorn , Rachael Bailey , Sydney : Pax Press , 2013 Z1926861 2013 anthology poetry
1 Heard Singing i "I am the one you heard singing", Libby Hathorn , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Women's Work : A Collection of Contemporary Women's Poetry 2013; (p. 27)
1 y separately published work icon Rift : An Underwater Adventure Libby Hathorn , Australia : Wutheringink , 2013 10930075 2013 single work children's fiction children's
1 6 y separately published work icon A Boy Like Me : A Story About Peace Libby Hathorn , Bruce Whatley (illustrator), Sydney : ABC Books , 2012 Z1855244 2012 single work picture book children's

'"Peace can be found
and touched and heard.
I know I′ll always find you,
brave and welcome bird ..."

Fragile and sometimes fleeting, peace can be sought and found in all of us. A Boy Like Me is a beautiful and inspiring story about finding peace no matter who, or where, we are.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 At Phillip's House the Egyptian Room i "Stepped in from a Sydney day of clear light", Libby Hathorn , 2011-2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Images , December - February 2011-2012; (p. 15)
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