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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, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

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

The Talkative Tombstone 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Coco Carlomagno is the well-respected, if somewhat easily startled, Chief of Police in Buenos Aires. Alberta is his more sensible cousin. Together they crack the cases that confound this puzzling city.

'Coco's nerves are all a-jangle. Deep in a cemetery in Buenos Aires, the tomb of the famous, much-lamented tango singer Anibal Manzana has everyone baffled. It is talking! Could it be haunted?

'Luckily Coco has his commonsensical cousin Alberta on hand to help. Can they unravel this ghostly riddle?' (Publication summary)

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
Tim and Ed 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'By the much-loved storyteller Ursula Dubosarsky comes this bouncing story about two cheeky koalas brought to life by Andrew Joyner's classic artwork.

'Here is Tim. And here is Ed. Same ears, same eyes, Same feet, same head.

'Tim and Ed love to be together all the time. So what will happen when Ed goes away for the night?

'From the award-winning team that brought you The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in this House comes this energetic and delightful story about the beginnings of independence, and about being the same – but different!

'Tim and Ed is a tale to be read with laughter and enjoyed by all. '

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
The Looming Lamplight 2013 single work children's fiction children's detective 'Coco Carlomagno, the well-respected (if somewhat easily startled) Chief of Police, has run into an unusually difficult problem. From his office high in the Obelisco, Buenos Aires' tallest building, he can see a light turn off and on. Could it be a message? How can he possibly decode it? In desperation he once again calls on his clever cousin Alberta to help him solve the puzzle of the looming lamplight.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
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