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Ursula Dubosarsky Ursula Dubosarsky i(A28497 works by) (birth name: Ursula Coleman) (a.k.a. Ursula Bridget Dubosarsky)
Born: Established: 1961 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Ursula Dubosarsky was born into a family of writers in Sydney in 1961, studied several languages at Sydney University and after graduating in 1982, taught French for a while to primary school children. She moved to Canberra for two years, working by day in the public service and by night writing a book that was to become Ziggy Zing (1991). She then travelled to Israel working on a kibbutz before returning to Australia. Her first book, Maisie and the Pinny Gig, illustrated by Roberta Landers, was published in 1989.

Ursula Dubosarsky has published many works of fiction for children and young adults including The White Guinea Pig, (1992) and The First Book of Samuel (1995), both influenced by her experiences in Israel, and non-fiction for children including an activity book The Word Spy Activity Book (2012), part of a series of works on language and grammar. She completed a PhD in English literature at Macquarie University on the work of the British authors Rumer Godden and Mary Norton. Her works have been well received not only in Australia but also overseas and she has won many awards.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Midnight at the Library Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2018 14539091 2018 single work picture book children's

'In Midnight at the Library, critically-acclaimed author, Ursula Dubosarsky, and award-winning illustrator, Ron Brooks, traverse space and time, telling the story of a book throughout history. Dubosarsky and Brooks piece together the story of a book that was opened and loved, given and taken, closed and lost, found and forgotten before being discovered, uncovered and preserved at the library. 

Beautifully written and splendidly illustrated, this is a story about the inception, creation and preservation of books and culture. This enchanting children’s book has vast educational potential and is sure to captivate the hearts of book-lovers across the nation, encouraging them to find their own book of wonder. 

Brilliantly evocative and exceptionally engaging, there is something undeniably magical about Dubosarsky and Brooks’ timeless and ageless story, Midnight at the Library.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Brindabella Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 12584923 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'From an extraordinary novelist and an award-winning illustrator comes this lyrical and unforgettable story about a boy and the untameable wildness of a hand-reared joey.

'This is a story about a boy called Pender and a kangaroo called Brindabella, about how they became friends, and all the things that happened to them because of it.

'Pender and his father live in an old house made of honey-coloured stone in the bush by the river, with only the company of his father's paintings and the loyal dog, Billy-Bob. Then, on one winter morning, a gunshot amongst the trees changes everything.

'When Pender rescues Brindabella from the pouch of her murdered mother, an unusual friendship blossoms between the lonely boy and the orphaned joey. But Brindabella is no ordinary kangaroo. And though Pender has saved her life, the untameable wildness of the bush--and freedom--call to her...

'Lyrical and unforgettable, Brindabella explores the brutal beauty of the Australian bush.' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book
2019 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2019 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon The Blue Cat Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 10655811 2017 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'A boy stood in the playground under the big fig tree. 'He can't speak English,' the children whispered...Sydney, 1942. The war is coming to Australia - not only with the threat of bombardment, but also the arrival of refugees from Europe. Dreamy Columba's world is growing larger. She is drawn to Ellery, the little boy from far away, and, together with her highly practical best friend Hilda, the three children embark on an adventure through the harbour-side streets - a journey of discovery and terror, in pursuit of the mysterious blue cat .....' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book
2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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