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Mark Wilson Mark Wilson i(A59945 works by) (a.k.a. Mark L. Wilson)
Born: Established: 1949 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Wilson is a Melbourne-based artist who has illustrated a number of educational and trade children's books, particularly for Lothian and Penguin. Born and raised in Brunswick, Victoria, Wilson studied art after leaving school, and then completed two years of National Service. He later studied for a Diploma of Education and worked as a drummer in a rock band. He became a designer and illustrator for The Education Magazine and Pursuit Magazine. He started to freelance as an illustrator in 1981, and illustrated his first picture book, Drenched, soon after. He has been strongly involved with wildlife conservation movements.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Flapper VC Sydney : Lothian Children's Books , 2017 10790913 2017 single work picture book children's

'Flapper, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Raised and trained in Australia, Flapper is sent off to war in the Pacific. While on patrol deep in the jungle, Flapper's unit find themselves surrounded by enemy troops. With no other means of communication, the men's only hope of survival is Flapper, who has to evade enemy snipers and machine guns to get a message through to save the patrol.

'Flapper was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross for his actions that day, and his medal is proudly displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

'This memorable tale, illustrated with Mark Wilson's beautifully crafted and evocative artwork, is a moving story of animals in war.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted YABBA Picture Storybook
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Flapper VC Sydney : Lothian Children's Books , 2017 10790913 2017 single work picture book children's

'Flapper, VC is based on the true story of an Australian carrier pigeon during World War II. Raised and trained in Australia, Flapper is sent off to war in the Pacific. While on patrol deep in the jungle, Flapper's unit find themselves surrounded by enemy troops. With no other means of communication, the men's only hope of survival is Flapper, who has to evade enemy snipers and machine guns to get a message through to save the patrol.

'Flapper was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross for his actions that day, and his medal is proudly displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

'This memorable tale, illustrated with Mark Wilson's beautifully crafted and evocative artwork, is a moving story of animals in war.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted YABBA Picture Storybook
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Migaloo : The White Whale Sydney : Lothian Children's Books , 2015 9057611 2015 single work picture book children's

'In the warm tropical waters off the north Australian coast, a very special whale is born: Migaloo, the only all-white humpback whale in the world. As he and his pod make their annual migration to Antarctica, Migaloo discovers the beauty, wonder and danger of a whale's journey.

'Mark Wilson's exquisite illustrations capture the grace and intelligence of these extraordinary creatures, who enchant whale-watchers around the world. ' (Publication summary)

2016 commended Whitley Awards Children's Illustrated
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