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Ted Greenwood Ted Greenwood i(A22879 works by) (birth name: Edward Alister Greenwood)
Born: Established: 4 Dec 1930 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 4 May 1999 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Qualifying as a primary school teacher in 1948, Greenwood began his career as a school teacher, but later moved on to Melbourne and Burwood Teachers' Colleges as a teacher of Art.

In 1968 Greenwood resigned from academia to pursue full-time writing and illustrating. Greenwood's picture books and novels reveal ideas on the themes of conservation and the pattern of existence. According to the Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature (1993), while Greenwood's illustrations are 'sometimes not immediately appealing, they are always very demanding. His use of colour is restrained. In both his pictures and his stories, he stretched the imagination and intellect of his readers'.

Apart from works published in his own right, Greenwood is also well known for his collaboration with Paul Jennings and Terry Denton on Spooner or Later, Freeze a Crowd and Duck for Cover. In addition to his literary pursuits, Greenwood worked part-time in horticulture, was the Craft reviewer for the Melbourne newspaper The Age for four years, and has also written for radio.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon After Dusk Ringwood : Puffin , 1997 Z833908 1997 single work picture book children's
1998 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Book
y separately published work icon Duck for Cover Ringwood : Viking , 1994 Z834292 1994 single work prose children's humour A collection of jokes and riddles.
1995 winner KOALA Awards Infants/Primary
1995 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Spooner or Later Melbourne : Viking , 1992 Z835147 1992 single work prose children's humour
1994 YABBA Picture Storybook
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