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Charlotte Calder Charlotte Calder i(A5555 works by)
Born: Established: Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Born in Adelaide, Charlotte Calder grew up in the Adelaide Hills and in Darwin. She has also lived in Sydney and in Orange in the Central West of New South Wales. In addition to her novels, Calder has written occasional pieces for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian newspapers and has worked as an actor and a photographer.

Source: PanMacmillan website,
Sighted: 31/08/2010

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The 12th Dog Sydney : Lothian , 2016 9705573 2016 single work picture book

'In the summer holidays, a game of backyard cricket brings the whole neighbourhood together, and no one loves the game more than Arlo the dog. He's the fastest fielder there is, but there's a big problem: he never gives up the ball!

'Forced to watch from the sidelines, Arlo is determined to get back on the team - he just needs to prove that he is a great cricketer after all.

THE 12th DOG captures the joy of backyard cricket and the hilarity of owning a dog.' (Publication summary)

2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon The Ghost at the Point Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2012 Z1874436 2012 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction mystery 'Dorrie wonders if Aunt Gertrude's stories are true. Is there really a ghost boy roaming the cliffs? The thought makes her shudder. But how else can she explain the shadowy figure she glimpsed moving through the stringybarks? And the other strange happenings around the point? Dorrie is determined to discover the truth - even if it means confronting a ghost.' (From the publisher's website.)
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
y separately published work icon Stuck! Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2009 Z1630301 2009 single work picture book children's 'One warm and windy day, when Charlie and his friends decide to fly a kite it takes off and soars straight into a tree! One by one, Charlie's friends each try to free the kite with their toys - all of which end up stuck in the tree along with the kite. Just when it looks as though everything is stuck forever, the cat loses its footing on a branch and sets off a chain reaction, sending their toys to the ground. But guess who is stuck now? (From the publisher's website.)
2010 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
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