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Jane Godwin Jane Godwin i(A33795 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 ;
Gender: Female
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Jane Godwin is a writer of children's books, and works as a publisher of children's books for Penguin Books Australia. Her books have been published in the UK, US, Japan, France, Korea, Spain, Italy, and China. She lives in Melbourne.

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Awards for Works

Go Go and the Silver Shoes 2018 single work picture book children's

'When Go Go is allowed to buy the most beautiful shoes ever, she decides she will wear them EVERYWHERE!

'Even to the creek, where she and her brothers go adventuring.

'But - Oh no, Go Go! - that's when a terrible thing happens ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted YABBA Picture Storybook
The Silver Sea 2018 single work picture book children's

'Let’s go down to The Silver Sea, 
Come on, I’ll hold your hand… 

'Take a journey beneath the waves in this magical adventure created by young people at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne with much-loved Australian authors Alison Lester and Jane Godwin. Their unforgettable collaboration explores the hidden treasures of our seas and celebrates the joy of exploration – and of returning home.'  (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Birth to 3 Years
Hattie Helps Out 2016 single work picture book children's

'Hattie is the perfect helper. Or so she thinks! An endearing picture book that any child - and parent - will relate to.

'It's a busy day at Hattie's house. There's a lot to do before Dad's birthday party.

'Hattie is being very helpful, until it's time for her afternoon nap.

'Hattie's not even sleepy! But Mama looks tired. Very tired...

'A delightfully funny story about a little girl with big ideas, from a winning combination of creators.' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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