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Nicki Greenberg Nicki Greenberg i(A45657 works by) (a.k.a. Nicole Judith Greenberg)
Born: Established: 1974 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Jewish
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Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia.

Greenberg began publishing her work in 1990, when she was still a teenager, with a series of books whose illustrations were based around characters based on her fingerprints, including Thumbs and the Disappearing Rabbit and Indexia's Mixed-Up Spells.

She returned to publishing in the early 2000s, writing and illustrating her own work, but had great success with graphic translations of classic works The Great Gatsby (2007) and Hamlet (2010): the latter was joint winner of the 2011 Children's Book Council of the Year award for picture book of the year, and was shortlisted for both an Aurealis Award and an Australian Book Industry Award.

Greenberg's more recent work includes the Naughtiest Reindeer series and the illustrated children's book The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch.

In 2009, her work was included in an exhibition of comic art, Super Heroes and Schlemiels: Jews and Comic Art, at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch : Bad Teacher. Worse Witch 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Zelda Stitch isn't much of a witch—she's hoping she'll make a better primary teacher. But if the vice principal finds out, her dream will go up in smoke. But keeping her magic secret isn't the only trouble bubbling in Zelda's classroom. Enchanted doughnuts, inflatable slides and magic cats, nothing is what you would expect in this hilarious book about a slightly incompetent witch who is determined to be a good teacher!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
Meerkat Choir 2017 single work picture book children's

'Who wants to join the Meerkat choir? The meerkat choirmaster will only allow meerkats in his choir. But singing is fun and all the other animals want to join in too. A wonderfully funny picture book about the folly of excluding others from your group, it combines everyone’s favourite things: Meerkats and singing!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
Meerkat Choir 2017 single work picture book children's

'Who wants to join the Meerkat choir? The meerkat choirmaster will only allow meerkats in his choir. But singing is fun and all the other animals want to join in too. A wonderfully funny picture book about the folly of excluding others from your group, it combines everyone’s favourite things: Meerkats and singing!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
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