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Noela Young Noela Young i(A43056 works by)
Born: Established: 1930 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Noela Young was born in Sydney. She attended Sydney High School and won a scholarship to the National Art School, at the time called East Sydney Technical College. She graduated with a Diploma in Illustration and the College Medal for Highest Honours.

Young began illustrating books in the early 1950s and became widely admired for her ability to vividly present the world of children and animals. Writers with whom she has collaborated include Duncan Hall, Hesba Brinsmead, Irene Gough, Christobel Mattingley, Ruth Park, Patricia Wrightson, Emily Rodda, Robin Klein and Margaret Wild (qq.v.). Young has used her own text for several books, including Flip the Flying Possum (1963) that won her first commendation in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards. Since then she has won numerous children's book awards but is best known for her illustrations to Ruth Park's (q.v.) Muddle-Headed Wombat series of stories.

Young's husband was the illustrator Walter Cunningham (q.v.).

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Grandpa Sydney : Margaret Hamilton Books , 1998 Z863708 1998 single work picture book children's 'Blake thought that his Grandpa was a pain in the neck sometimes. He took over Blake's room and told the same stories over and over. But now that Grandpa has gone, Blake remembers how he was good at fixing things and how he made a whole shelf of animals out of horseshoe nails. Blake realises he treasures these memories of Grandpa and wants to share them with his class at school'
(Source: Back cover).
1999 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
1999 winner Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Picture Book and Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Toby Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993 Z824409 1993 single work picture book children's
1995 winner COOL Award Picture Book
1994 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon John, the Mouse Who Learned to Read London : Collins , 1969 Z922574 1969 single work picture book children's
1970 commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
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