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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 The Best Hiding Place Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2022 24801297 2022 single work picture book children's

'Archie has found the best hiding place.

'But after a while, it feels too quiet.

'Is the game still on?

'Has Archie been forgotten?

'From bestselling author Jane Godwin and emerging illustrator Sylvia Morris comes a rich and atmospheric story that captures the highs and lows of hide-and-seek, and the joy of being found.'(Publication summary)

2023 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards CBCA Award for New Illustrator
y separately published work icon A Walk In The Dark Sydney : Lothian , 2022 24677419 2022 single work children's fiction children's

'A gripping and suspenseful rite-of-passage novel about five teenagers and one night that will change them all, from award-winning author Jane Godwin.

''It's just a walk in the dark. What is there to worry about?'

'That's what the head teacher, Johan, says. And so the Year Nines from Otway Community School set out on an overnight hike, with no adults.

'But doesn't Johan know that a storm is coming?

'When five teenagers head in to the forest that late afternoon, none of them is aware what the night will bring. Each will have to draw on their particular strengths to survive. Each will have to face the unknown, battling the elements, events beyond their control, and their own demons. It's a night that will change everything.

'Set in the rainforest of Victoria's Otway Ranges, A Walk in the Dark is about friendship, trust, identity and family, consent and boundaries, wrapped in a compulsively readable, suspense-filled adventure.

'Five head into the forest, but will all five make it out?'  (Publication summary)

2023 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2023 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Polly's Grand Party Plan Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2022 23944160 2022 single work picture book children's

'Polly's sixth birthday would be here any day

'(Well actually thirty-five sleeps away)

'She was counting down till the thirteenth of May

'There'd be a party! Yippee! Hooray!

'Polly was making a plan ...

'For dreamers and party planners everywhere comes a relatable picture book about throwing the perfect birthday party... even when things don't exactly go to plan.'  (Publication summary)

2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
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