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Stephen Michael King Stephen Michael King i(A48592 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Stephen Michael King was born in Sydney and loved drawing from an early age. After leaving school he worked at the local library as a children's library assistant where he read stories to pre-schoolers. This was valuable training for his future career as a children's author. He went to work as an artist at Walt Disney studios in Sydney. In 1994 Stephen started working as a designer and illustrator for a children's publisher. Since then King has authored and illustrated numerous children's books and won several awards.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Pea Pod Lullaby Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11535325 2017 single work picture book children's

'Words sing over the pictures in this evocative story: a beautiful lullaby about what we can be for each other. A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. A little boat carries them across the sea. A polar bear, too, has come adrift. When will they find land? Who will welcome them in? An inspiring and timely story of courage, endurance and hope . . . for a world in which we can reach out and embrace one another.'

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2018 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
2018 nominated International Awards Kate Greenaway Medal
y separately published work icon Whatcha Building? Sydney : ABC Books , 2017 11338920 2017 single work picture book children's

'The old milk bar on the corner is coming down to make way for something new. Little Davey Durak is gathering scrap - a short piece of wood here, a long piece there.

'But what's Davey building? Bruce the builder wants to know, but Davey won't tell ...

'Bestselling author Andrew Daddo and award-winning illustrator Stephen Michael King come together for the first time to bring you this very special picture book.' (Publication summary)

2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
2018 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
y separately published work icon The Duck and the Darklings Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 7189876 2014 single work picture book children's

'Grandpapa's eyes shine when he remembers the beauty of the world, long-ago. Peterboy wants to find something wonderful to bring the light to Grandpapa's eyes and keep it there. What he finds is a duck, wounded and broken, and Grandpapa mends her from top to tail; quack, waddle and wing!

'The Duck and the Darklings is a triumphant story, for children and adults, about the coming of hope in dark days, the warmth of friendship and the splendour of a new dawn.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Books
2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2015 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
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