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Caroline Magerl Caroline Magerl i(A62279 works by)
Born: Established: 1964
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Germany,
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1966
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BiographyHistory

Caroline Magerl emigrated from Germany to Sydney with her family as a child. Her parents built a yacht and the family spent many years sailing on the eastern coast of Australia. The experience of life on the water lies behind much of her work.

Magerl sailed to New Zealand in her twenties and returned to live in Brisbane where she began work as a freelance illustrator, painter and cartoonist. Her cartoons first appeared in The Bulletin.

She became interested in writing and illustrating picture books after the birth of her daughter. After some years illustrating for educational publishers, she illustrated the 2000 re-release of Libby Hathorn's Grandma's Shoes (originally illustrated by American illustrator Elivia), which in turn won her the 2001 Crichton Award, a Children's Book Council of Australia award recognising emerging talent in illustration.

Her first authored/illustrated picture book, Hasel and Rose, was released on 2014.

Magerl has exhibited nationally and internationally and has illustrated non-fiction works.

Source: Caroline Magerl's website (updated 27/7/2018)

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Nop Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2019 17106910 2019 single work picture book children's

'Nop is a scruffy kind of bear. He sits on a dusty armchair in Oddmint's Dumporeum surrounded by the beaders, knitters, patchers and stitchers who are much too busy to talk to him. So he watches the litter tumble until, armed with a new bow tie, he has an idea that will change his life forever.

'This story began with a memory of Caroline's school holidays in Sydney. Her father was welding a steel yacht in a boat yard and she wandered off . . . only to discover the local dump, a home for the things people throw out! Many years later, her daughter Jen made a teddy bear out of scraps for her father. It's a very sorry-looking, but endearing creature. Named Roadkill, ten years later it still sits on top of his desk.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Nop Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2019 17106910 2019 single work picture book children's

'Nop is a scruffy kind of bear. He sits on a dusty armchair in Oddmint's Dumporeum surrounded by the beaders, knitters, patchers and stitchers who are much too busy to talk to him. So he watches the litter tumble until, armed with a new bow tie, he has an idea that will change his life forever.

'This story began with a memory of Caroline's school holidays in Sydney. Her father was welding a steel yacht in a boat yard and she wandered off . . . only to discover the local dump, a home for the things people throw out! Many years later, her daughter Jen made a teddy bear out of scraps for her father. It's a very sorry-looking, but endearing creature. Named Roadkill, ten years later it still sits on top of his desk.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Maya and Cat Glebe : Walker Books Australia , 2018 13959004 2018 single work picture book children's

'On a roof, as wet as a seal, as grey as a puddle, Cat was rumbling, a rumbly purr. What does Cat want most? Feather boas? Pretty pink shoelaces? A boatful of fish under a tiny tin sail – or perhaps something much more valuable? Affectionate and evocative, Maya and Cat follows a child’s kindly impulse to an unexpected conclusion.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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