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Claire Saxby Claire Saxby i(A26013 works by)
Born: Established: Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Claire Saxby was born in Victoria, Australia, lived in several other states and spent some time in Papua New Guinea. She has engaged in waitressing, vote counting, mail sorting, podiatry, sheet ironing and towel folding. Saxby has worked in hospitals and in community health. Saxby has also written readers for educational publishers.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Tasmanian Devil Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2022 23973271 2022 single work picture book children's

'An engaging addition to the Nature Storybooks series, Tasmanian Devil showcases different elements of the habitat, behaviours, and day to day life of one of Australia's most famous marsupials.

'In Tasmanian Devil award-winning author Claire Saxby and talented artist Max Hamilton tell the story of two imps, or young devils. As the book progresses the brother and sister grow and venture further from the den, exploring more and more of their world in this stunning Nature Storybook.'  (Publication summary)

2023 commended Whitley Awards Children's Natural History
y separately published work icon Whisper on the Wind Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2022 23797246 2022 single work picture book children's

'A stunning picture book about separation, connection and reunion from the team behind the glorious Iceberg, renowned picture book creators Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft.

'This is the wind
that carries the whisper
from Ren's dream.

'This is the sailor,
long at sea,
who catches it.

'The multi-award-winning duo behind Iceberg returns! With its lyrical, cumulative text and whimsical, richly imagined artwork, Whisper on the Wind is a celebration of the wonders of the ocean and the power of love to find us - wherever we are.'(Publication summary)

2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book
y separately published work icon The Wearing of the Green Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2022 23605673 2022 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'A powerful historical novel exploring themes of racism, classism and gender expectations present in a growing nation. When Biddy arrives in Melbourne from Ireland in 1850, she knows exactly what she’s going to do – find her rebellious big brother, Ewen. Her plans are derailed when he’s not there to meet her and she’s forced into a situation that is nothing like she expected. Faced with challenges and chased by luck, bad and good, Biddy must find a strength within herself to build a new life – and to find her missing brother.' (Publication summary)
2023 shortlisted Book Links Award for Historical Fiction
2023 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize New South Wales History Prize Young People's History Prize
2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2022 shortlisted HNSA Historical Novel Prize Children and Young Adult
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