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Andrew Plant Andrew Plant i(A71680 works by)
Gender: Male
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Andrew Plant is a zoologist, illustrator, author, theatre director, designer and choreographer who lives in Melbourne. He has written several nature information books, and also authored and illustrated the instructional book Drawing is Easy (1993). Plant has also written and illustrated many readers in the Bright Sparks series, published by Cambridge University Press, as well as designed and painting theatrical sets and murals.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see volume three of Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Glitch Abbotsford : Ford Street , 2017 11670548 2017 single work picture book children's

'Glitch spends his life searching through mountains of mouldy mess at the dump. He wants to make the fastest billycart ever. This year, he will be competing in the Big Race! 

'But will his twitch stop him from winning?' (Publication summary)

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Spark Ormond : Ford Street , 2016 10798787 2016 single work picture book children's

'I began as a tiny spark in the dry grass.

All I wanted was a friend. I found one in the

wind, who helped me grow, who helped me

fly! In the end, though, was the wind really

my friend at all?'

(Publication Summary)

2018 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
y separately published work icon Warambi Kingswood : Working Title Press , 2011 Z1798914 2011 single work picture book children's 'When the home of a little bent-wing bat colony is destroyed, Warambi becomes separated from her mother and the other bats. Lost and alone she finds shelter far away. Scary sounds are all around her. Danger is never far away. Will she find her way home?' (Trove record)
2012 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature
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