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Source: Michael Wagner website
Michael Wagner Michael Wagner i(A81971 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 ;
Gender: Male
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Michael Wagner grew up in Melbourne, graduating from university with a degree in media studies. He worked in radio for a decade, including a period with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). In addition to his children's books, he has written scripts for the animated television series Old Tom.

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Bear Make Den 2016 single work picture book children's

'Bear is great with his hands, but not so smart when it comes to relationships. If he fixes up his den, will everything else follow?

'Bear loves to get things done. He can make just about anything! He even builds a wonderful den. But something is missing. What could it be?

'From this talented trio comes a warm, playful picture book about what truly makes a home.' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Why I Love Footy 2015 single work picture book children's

'There are a bazillion reasons to love footy! These are just my biggest ones…

'There's the big tackles and amazing marks. There's wearing the scarf and singing the song. But whether your team wins or loses, from the opening bounce to the final siren, the very best thing about footy is that we do it together. ' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Ted Hits Town 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Life's no picnic for this teddy bear

'Ted doesn't like cities - they bring back awful memories of life before Oliver. But how can he refuse a mission to Doomstown to rescue a wind-up chimp in danger?

'On this fur-raising adventure, Ted must survive a bat attack, tumble through a ten-storey vent shaft and speed through underground tunnels with a rock-star doll called Ruby.

'But will Ted make it in time to save Dimples from the garbage crusher and then get home safely yo Ollie?

'Warm-hearted, thrilling and delightfully silly, this magical adventure series will captivate young readers.' (Publication summary)

2013 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Lower Primary
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