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Katrina Nannestad Katrina Nannestad i(A64476 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

'Katrina Nannestad grew up in central-western NSW. After studying arts and education at the University of New England in Armidale, she worked as a primary school teacher.' (Source: Booktopia website)

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence Sydney : ABC Books , 2018 14948784 2018 single work children's fiction children's mystery

'When Freja and Tobias arrive in Claviers, Provence, it feels like home. The hilltop village is surrounded by olive groves, lavender fields and drifts of red poppies. The market square hides a world-famous pâtisserie and an antique merry-go-round. Pippin, their precocious young neighbour, and Vivi, the beautiful chef, fill their lives with chatter and laughter and love.

'For a moment, the girl, the dog and the writer are happy.

'But a spate of criminal activity casts a cloud over the village. Freja is determined to solve the mystery and uncover the villain, but the closer she gets, the more impossible things seem to become ...' (Publication summary)

2019 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome Sydney : ABC Books , 2017 12140717 2017 single work children's fiction children's crime mystery

'For the first ten years of Freja's life, she and her mother Clementine have roamed the Arctic in search of zoological wonders. Happy, content, together. Freja and Clem. Clem and Freja. But now, everything is changing, and Clementine must send Freja away to live with her old friend Tobias, a bestselling crime writer and, quite possibly, the most absent-minded man on earth. Tobias isn't used to life with a child, and Freja isn't used to people at all, but together they'll stumble into an Italian adventure so big that it will change things forever ... Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad returns with a delicious new series about family, friendship and finding yourself. Ages: 8+' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2018 longlisted 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
y separately published work icon Olive of Groves Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2015 8211367 2015 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Olive lives with her beloved grandparents in a small, isolated community. Her grandparents have scrimped and saved to send her to boarding school where she can meet kids her own age. It's not exactly what Olive expected, in fact, Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers isn't what anybody really expected!

'Faced with disappointing her grandparents, Olive, who is not a boy nor a talking animal, pretends to be an acrobat so that she can stay on. Now she has a month to learn how to leap, somersault and overcome her fear of heights.

'With exploding lamingtons, a vicious school bully, talking animals and new faces, can Olive leap over these obstacles, become an actual acrobat and find a place to fit in?' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
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