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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.

Godwin's work has been shortlisted, longlisted and recognised as notable by many award bodies, including the Children's Book Council of Australia, the Young Australian Best Book Awards, the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, Australian Book Industry Awards, and Queensland Literary Awards.  

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y separately published work icon Tilly Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019 17039210 2019 single work picture book children's

'Tilly’s found the perfect hiding place to keep her special treasures. No one knows about it, not even her big brothers and sister, who know everything. But one day, something happens that Tilly could never have imagined...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2020 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2020 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Klarissa Pftisterer, Pfisterer + Freeman
2020 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon As Happy as Here Melbourne : Lothian Children's Books , 2019 16083463 2019 single work novel young adult

'Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change.

'A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 longlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2020 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
y separately published work icon Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 14982513 2019 single work picture book children's

'Ivanhoe Swift left home when he was six.

'He had heard many songs about the world, and it was time to see it for himself.

''We won't know where you are!' cried his father.

'I'll know where you are,' said Ivanhoe. 'And you can look out for my kite in the sky. Goodbye, parents!'

A delightful story about setting off to see the world... and the joy in coming home again.' (Publication summary)

2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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