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Sally Murphy Sally Murphy i(A82623 works by)
Born: Established: Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Sally Murphy has written children's fiction books as well as children's educational materials and primary school readers. Sally Murphy was born in Perth, Western Australia and has lived in rural Western Australia. In addition to fiction, Murphy writes reviews, notably for Reading Time, the magazine of the Children's Book Council of Australia.

Murphy is the sister-in-law of David Murphy with whom she has undertaken a literary collaboration.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2022 recipient Order of Australia Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to children's literature, and to education.
2019 recipient May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellowship
2018 recipient Asialink Arts Exchanges Program Vietnam.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Worse Things Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2020 18433917 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'Worse Things follows the lives of three main characters: Blake, an Aussie Rules football player who suffers a devastating injury; Jolene, a hockey player who hates the game and and is grieving over the recent death of her father; and Amed, a soccer-loving, non-English speaking orphan who feels like an outsider since arriving in Australia after being raised in a refugee camp. A touching and inspirational story about connections and the things that bind us all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 winner BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) Awards Younger Readers
2021 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Sage Cookson's Stormy Weather Glebe : New Frontier , 2018 14691801 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Sage flies to Townsville to help sample seafood with her parents for their cooking show. When they arrive and are caught in the middle of a cyclone, Sage quickly realises its not going to be the glamorous beach holiday she was expecting.'(Production summary)

2020 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Looking Up Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2017 10655388 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Pete is hoping - desperately hoping - for a telescope. There's nothing he wants more for his birthday. But when a mysterious card arrives in the mail, what Pete wants is turned totally upside down.' (Publication summary)

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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