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Sally Rippin Sally Rippin i(A57782 works by)
Born: Established: Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
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Rippin spent most of her childhood in South-East Asia, living in Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. She also lived in China for three years as an adult and studied traditional Chinese painting.

Rippin has taught Writing for Children at RMIT, Melbourne and has written books for the Reading Discovery Series of children's readers. She has mentored emerging writers and illustrators, especially through the 100 Story Building creative writing centre for marginalised youth, and has presented at schools, literary festivals in Australia and internationally, and in a regular program on 3RRR, in which she interviews children's authors and industry professionals.

Two of her Fang Fang books (Fang Fang's Chinese New Year and Speak Chinese, Fang Fang!) have been included in La Trobe's former undergraduate unit on post-colonial literature for children.

Her awards include YABBA, KOALA, and KROC awards, as well as a Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award. She has been shortlisted for both the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Wayward Witch & the Feelings Monster Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 11610173 2017 single work children's fiction fantasy

'Who ever heard of a witch and a monster being friends? Everyone knows that witches don't mix with monsters. Witches are educated, clever, sophisticated. But monsters? Monsters are just uncouth. Some are even dangerous. But Polly the witch and Buster the feelings monster have been best friends forever. It's the sort of friendship that makes your heart squeeze with happiness. Somehow, they've managed to keep their friendship a secret. Until one day, when everything changes ...' (Synopsis)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2018 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award
2018 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
2018 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Billie’s Yummy Bakery Adventure Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9307486 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Billie is off on a yummy bakery adventure!

'Can she bake the most scrumptious cake in the world?' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
y separately published work icon The Big Book of Mystery Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2015 8919591 2015 selected work children's fiction

'Billie and her friends have started a secret mystery club, and there are mysteries galore! Who stole the strawberries from Mika's garden? What does the secret code say? Is the spooky house actually haunted? To find out, you'll have to read this big book!' (Publication summary)

2016 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
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