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Pamela Freeman Pamela Freeman i(A48871 works by) (a.k.a. Pamela Elizabeth Freeman)
Also writes as: Pamela Hart
Born: Established: 1960 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author. Her books have been shortlisted for the State Literary Awards, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, and the Koala Awards. They range from picture books to fantasy for primary and lower secondary students to non-fiction for teenagers. She is best known for her series of fantasy novels, the Floramonde books (The Willow Tree's Daughter, Windrider and The Centre of Magic) and for an associated junior novel, Victor's Quest.

Freeman came to writing for children through her work as a scriptwriter for ABC Television, working on programs such as For the Juniors, Swap Shop, Satch! Your Language and PowerHouse. She began publishing short stories through the NSW School Magazine, and some of those stories formed the basis for her first book, The Willow Tree's Daughter.

As well as writing children's novels, Freeman works as a business communications consultant, technical writer, scriptwriter and writer for the Internet. She has worked as a scriptwriter for the ABC and the Powerhouse Museum, and taught communications and creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney and University of New South Wales. In 1998 she received a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to do research in the US and Canada.

Freeman also writes for adults, and the first of her fantasy books for adult readers, Blood Ties, appeared in 2007. She has a doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Dry To Dry : The Seasons Of Kakadu Melbourne : Walker Books Australia , 2020 19557156 2020 single work picture book children's

'This Nature Storybook follow-up to the award-winning Desert Lake is a stunningly illustrated and extraordinary story of the yearly weather cycle and attendant changing wildlife of Kakadu National Park, from the Dry to the Wet to the Dry again.

'In the tropical wetlands and escarpments of Kakadu National Park, the seasons move from dry to wet to dry again. Those seasons have shaped the astonishing variety of plants, animals, birds, insects ... migratory birds by the thousands, grasshoppers and owls, lizards and turtles, fruit bats and spear grass. And, gliding past them all in the rivers and waterholes, the long, sinuous shapes of crocodiles ...'

(Source: publisher's blurb)

2021 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Eve Pownall Award
y separately published work icon Desert Lake : The Story of Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2016 9464715 2016 single work picture book children's

'The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change. ' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize Young People's History Prize
2017 shortlisted Educational Publishing Awards Australia Primary Educational Picture or Chapter Book
2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2017 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Non-Fiction
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Mary's Australia Newtown : 2014 7636012 2014 single work picture book children's

'Mary MacKillop changed the course of Australia's history.

'Mary MacKillop watched Australia grow from a collection of small colonies into a nation - and she was proud of the country she had a part in creating. How did Australia change in her lifetime? And how much influence did Mary MacKillop have in shaping Australia?

'Mary MacKillop is one of the most influential people in Australia's history.

Mary MacKillop is well-known for being Australia's first and so far only saint.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
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