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Freya Blackwood Freya Blackwood i(A74295 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 Edinburgh,
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Scotland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Freya Blackwood, born in the UK while her parents were travelling, grew up in Orange, New South Wales. After completing her secondary school education, Blackwood studied Visual Communications at the University of Technology Sydney. When she finished her degree she worked in a special effects workshop before going to New Zealand and working at Weta Workshop on The Lord of the Rings. Blackwood later returned to Australia and took up book illustration. She acknowledges the assistance of John Winch (q.v.) in kick-starting her career in children's book illustration and names Shaun Tan and Armin Greder (qq.v.) among her favourite Australian illustrators.

Source: the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards website, http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/
Sighted: 28 June 2010

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 winner IBBY Honour Diploma Illustration

For Banjo and the Ruby Red.

Awards for Works

The Great Rabbit Chase 2017 single work picture book children's

'Gumboots is a beautiful pet rabbit, but he likes to escape. A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.' (Publication summary)

2018 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
The Great Rabbit Chase 2017 single work picture book children's

'Gumboots is a beautiful pet rabbit, but he likes to escape. A story that celebrates what it means to live in a community and a reminder that life is full of surprises.' (Publication summary)

2018 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
Molly and Mae 2016 single work picture book children's

'Friendship is like a train journey.

'There are happy moments, boring moments and exciting moments.

'There is anger and loneliness, and there is forgiveness, and the thread of friendship runs through everything, like rail tracks through the countryside.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2017 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
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