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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

Hasel and Rose 2014 single work picture book children's

'Rose feels alone in the new town. Everything is different and strange. She wishes . . . but she's not sure what she's wishing for. She searches, but she's not sure what for.

'Then from somewhere far away, someone else begins a journey. And maybe, just maybe, Hasel and Rose can find the courage to begin again. Together.

'A magical story of hope and new beginnings for anyone who's ever loved and lost. Hasel and Rose celebrates the power of imagination and resilience, even when things seem too hard.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
Hasel and Rose 2014 single work picture book children's

'Rose feels alone in the new town. Everything is different and strange. She wishes . . . but she's not sure what she's wishing for. She searches, but she's not sure what for.

'Then from somewhere far away, someone else begins a journey. And maybe, just maybe, Hasel and Rose can find the courage to begin again. Together.

'A magical story of hope and new beginnings for anyone who's ever loved and lost. Hasel and Rose celebrates the power of imagination and resilience, even when things seem too hard.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
Castles 2005 single work picture book children's 'A day at the beach becomes a wonderful adventure in this magical book' (Source: NLA).
2006 nominated Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
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