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Melanie Guile Melanie Guile i(A57789 works by)
Born: Established: 1949 ;
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1954
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Melanie Guile knew she wanted to be a writer from the age of seven, but only began her first novel for children after the birth of her second child. Since then, she has published a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles for both children and adults. Guile was educated at Methodist Ladies' College and Melbourne University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts and a Diploma in Education.

She worked for several years as a lecturer in children's literature at Melbourne University's School of Early Childhood, and published many reviews and articles on children's books. Guile has written around 60 non-fiction titles for Heinemann Library (Pearson Education) and MacMillan, plus other works of fiction and non-fiction for publishers in Australia and overseas. She was also commissioned to write or contribute to the official histories of two girls' schools - St Catherine's and Clyde School.

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y separately published work icon Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 2010 9161553 2010 single work biography picture book children's

'When Captain Arthur Phillip sailed the First Fleet to New South Wales, he established a new colony that marked the beginning of the modern nation of Australia. However, for Indigenous Australians, the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 began a struggle to survive and to keep their cultures alive. This struggle continues today. This is a story of the people, the ideas and the events behind that journey, and how it changed Australia forever.' (Publication summary)

2010 shortlisted Educational Publishing Awards Australia Primary
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