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Katrina Nannestad Katrina Nannestad i(A64476 works by)
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'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)

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y separately published work icon Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief Sydney : ABC Books , 2021 22124116 2021 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Award-winning writer Katrina Nannestad transports us to Russia and the Great Patriotic War and into the life of Sasha, a soldier at only six years old ...

'Wood splinters and Mama screams and the nearest soldier seizes her roughly by the arms. My sister pokes her bruised face out from beneath the table and shouts, 'Run, Sasha! Run!'

'So I run. I run like a rabbit.

'It's spring, 1942. The sky is blue, the air is warm and sweet with the scent of flowers.

'And then everything is gone.

'The flowers, the proud geese, the pretty wooden houses, the friendly neighbours. Only Sasha remains.

'But one small boy, alone in war-torn Russia, cannot survive.

'One small boy without a family cannot survive.

'One small boy without his home cannot survive.

'What that small boy needs is an army.' (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2022 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2022 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
2022 winner Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Mim and the Baffling Bully Sydney : ABC Books , 2021 21556960 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'The right book might just change your life ...

'Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most ... the place where the perfect book will find its way home.

'Now Mim has arrived in a pretty Dutch village where she meets Willemina, a kind and gentle child, who is being bullied by a girl named Gerda.

'Mim knows they're here to help Willemina. To change her life. To make her strong and brave and happy.

'If only Dad would find her the right book. If only he would stop giving everyone else the wrong book!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon We Are Wolves Sydney : ABC Books , 2020 19829486 2020 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Sometimes it's good to be wild.

'Sometimes you have to be wild.

'When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia at the end of the war, the Wolf family must flee. Liesl, Otto and their baby sister Mia find themselves lost and alone, in a blizzard, in the middle of a war zone. Liesl has promised Mama that she will keep her brother and sister safe.

'But sometimes, to survive, you have to do bad things. Dangerous things. Wild things.

'Sometimes to survive, you must become a wolf.' (Publication summary)

2022 winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Children's Literature Award
2022 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Middle Grade
2021 winner HNSA Historical Novel Prize Children and Young Adult
2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
2021 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2021 shortlisted Book Links Award for Historical Fiction
2021 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
2021 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book designed by Hazel Lam
2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
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