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

Pea Pod Lullaby 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.'

Source: Publisher's burb.

2018 nominated International Awards Kate Greenaway Medal
The Duck and the Darklings 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
Scary Night 2014 single work picture book children's

'Once upon a scary night three friends set out on a journey. Hare with hat. Cat with a cake and Pig with Parcel. But where were they going in the dead of the night, tip-toe creeping in the pale moonlight? It was a mystery!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2015 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
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