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Peter Gouldthorpe Peter Gouldthorpe i(A45725 works by) (a.k.a. Peter James Gouldthorpe; P. J. Gouldthorpe)
Born: Established: 1954 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Gouldthorpe grew up in Sydney where he studied art at East Sydney Technical College in 1971-1972. He moved to Tasmania in 1973 and taught painting, drawing and printmaking part-time at Devonport and Launceston TAFE Colleges from 1975 to 1988. For his art he uses a diversity of mediums such as pencil, coloured inks, watercolour, and acrylic paint, and he is one of the few children's book illustrators who has also used printmaking techniques such as linocuts in his work.

In 2011, Lothian published Gouldthorpe's account of British polar explorer Robert Scott's Antarctic expeditions.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The White Mouse : The Story of Nancy Wake Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 8818633 2015 single work biography children's (taught in 1 units)

'The Gestapo called her The White Mouse - and they wanted her, dead or alive. Nancy Wake was an Australian who joined the French Resistance during World War II and became the most wanted woman in France. Parachuting behind enemy lines, blowing up bridges and smuggling refugees across borders, Nancy fought fiercely against the enemy and became the most decorated Australian woman in any war.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2016 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic Sydney : Lothian Children's Books , 2013 6119019 2013 single work biography picture book children's

'Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia s first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs. Kids will be gripped by this extraordinary true story!' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
y separately published work icon Lyrebird! A True Story Melbourne : Museum Victoria , 2012 Z1903249 2012 single work picture book children's

'Australia's most remarkable bird is immortalised in an enchanting new book for children.

'When Edith met a cheeky young young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as 'A Miracle of the Dandenongs'.

'This true story, retold by Jackie Kerin and beautifully illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, celebrates a memorable friendship between a gardener and one of Australia's most extraordinary birds.' (Publication summary)

2013 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2013 commended Whitley Awards Children's Story
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