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Annie O'Dowd Annie O'Dowd i(A91232 works by)
Gender: Female
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Annie O'Dowd lived as a child in the Queensland outback. One of a family of seven, her love of reading and drawing was fostered by the isolation and the brown edge of the horizon. Her first stories were written in the Mahrigong state school, a one teacher school with only sixteen pupils. When her family moved to the city, she attended a local girls' school where she illustrated school books for the entertainment of her friends. O'Dowd initially wanted to be an actor and trained at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba; however, she became a speech and drama teacher at a girls' high school.

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y separately published work icon Left Shoe and the Foundling Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2005 Z1221967 2005 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'When Left Shoe sails into the teeth of a storm, he catches sight of a strange object riding on the crest of a towering wave. But there is something else in the water too, deep in the silent blackness. Waiting. Watching.

Before Left Shoe can return to his village in Foamy Bay, he must find the courage to defeat the seadogs greatest enemy, and rescue something precious.

Left Shoe and the Foundling is the first in a series of picture books about the Sandburrow family and their life in the seaside village of Foamy Bay.

Annie O'Dowd has been observing the natural world, sketching seadogs and talking about their adventures for many years, mainly for the entertainment of her family. Her years of doodling, telling stories and day-dreaming have resulted in a series of edge-of-your-seat adventures full of cosy charm and captivating detail.' (Publisher's blurb)
honour book For Annie O'Dowd's illustrations.
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