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Patricia Mullins Patricia Mullins i(A47418 works by)
Born: Established: 1952 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Patricia Mullins remembers drawing constantly at school. Encouraged by her creative mother, she trained at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in the late 1960s and early 1970s and obtained a Fellowship of Illustration in 1974. At this time illustrating children's books was gaining importance and in 1972 Mullins began to receive commissions from publishers of children's books, notably Angus and Robertson. She also worked in London making puppets for BBC TV children's programmes.

Mullins's favourite media are collage, linocuts and mixed media that achieve striking results, unique works that are rich in colour and bring a sense of texture to the pages. Mullins lives in Melbourne with her husband John and son Hamish. Her favourite pastimes include toy-making, soft sculpture and restoring old rocking horses.

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Lightning Jack 2012 single work picture book children's historical fiction

"When Sam Tully sees the free spirited horse Lightning Jack, he dares to ride him. Together they muster a herd of steers into their stable, escape a grazier’s deal and fly into the air with Pegasus wings. Then when they are ambushed by the notorious outlaw Ned Kelly, Lightning Jack leaps out of trouble and back to the wilderness. But then Sam can’t resist a race and rides Lightning Jack against the ghost of Phar Lap at breakneck speed ... Sam’s horse is a gallant horse, a midnight horse, a horse in every dream." (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Children's Literature
2013 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
V for Vanishing : An Alphabet of Endangered Animals 1993 single work information book children's

An alphabet book featuring illustrations of endangered and extinct animals from around the world.

1994 inaugural winner The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Books
1994 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
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