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Gregory Rogers Gregory Rogers i(A50205 works by) (a.k.a. Greg Rogers)
Born: Established: 1957 Brisbane, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 1 May 2013 Brisbane, Queensland,
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Although spending thirteen years as a public servant following his secondary education, Rogers continually developed his life-long passion for painting and drawing. While still employed in the public service he studied Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art and held several exhibitions of his work, the first in 1983.

In 1987 Rogers left regular employment to begin work as a freelance graphic designer. He illustrated many education and trade books and designed numerous book covers. Rogers' work as a children's book illustrator garnered several awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. (Rogers was the first Australian to win the Medal.)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

The Hero of Little Street 2009 single work picture book children's adventure historical fiction

'Escaping from a gang of bullies, a Boy slips into a grand old gallery - the perfect hiding place, full of mystery and treasures. Enchanted by the magic of painting and befriended by a mischievous dog, the Boy ventures into the world of a famous Vermeer painting - and he and his new friend are transported to Little Street, Delft in seventeenth century Holland.

'But the streets of Delft are a dangerous place for a dog, and the Boy has to use every ounce of his ingenuity to rescue his canine mate from an untimely fate on the butcher's block.' (Publisher's website)

2012 winner IBBY Honour Diploma Illustration
2010 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children (2003-2013)
2010 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2010 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2009 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Illustrated Work/Picture Book
Midsummer Knight 2006 single work picture book children's adventure historical fiction

'A mysterious forest . . . A faerie kingdom . . . A greedy villain . . . A clash of swords . . . A knight to the rescue

'On a morning of midsummer magic the Bear discovers an enchanted world in the heart of the forest. But there is treachery at work and the Bear is swept up in a sinister plot that lands him in the palace dungeons. After masterminding a crafty escape he leads his new friends into a royal battle - but what hope do they have once swords are drawn?'  (Publication summary)

2007 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard 2004 single work picture book children's adventure historical fiction 'A boy playing among the warehouses of London kicks a soccer ball into an abandoned theater. There he finds an enchanted cape that transports him back in time right onto the stage of one of William Shakespeare's plays! A comic romp through Shakespeare's London featuring an intrepid little boy, a friendly bear, and-in the role of dastardly villain-the Bard himself. What happens when a boy bursts through the curtain of a deserted theatre and onto the world's most famous stage? He lands on the Bard himself and the chase is on-through the streets of Shakespeare's London. This is a rare and inventive visual feast-a runaway story about a curious boy, a magic cloak, a grumpy bard, a captive bear and a baron bound for the chopping block.' Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 13/10/2010).
2005 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2004 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Short Fiction
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