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Peter Carnavas Peter Carnavas i(A94208 works by)
Born: Established: 1980 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Peter Carnavas has been a primary school teacher in Clermont and Bundaberg, Queensland. He was shortlisted in the State Library of Queensland Young Writer's Award in 1999 and 2001.

Carnavas's first book, Jessica's Box, was published in 2008. Since then, he has published a range of solo works, as well as collaborating with authors such as Pat Flynn and Damon Young. Carnavas's Sarah's Heavy Heart and Last Tree in the City have also been adapted to the stage, by Artslink and the Dead Puppet Society.

His first novel (for children), The Elephant, was published in 2017 and was shortlisted for a range of awards, including the NSW Premier's Literary Award for childrne's books.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon My Brother Ben St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 21848960 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'Luke and his big brother Ben spend the summer on the banks of Cabbage Tree Creek. Quiet Luke sketches birds, while Ben leaps off the Jumping Tree. The boys couldn’t be more different but they share the same dream: winning a boat so they can explore the creek properly.

'Then Ben starts high school and the boys drift apart. When Luke catches Ben sneaking out at night, he knows his brother's up to something, but what?

'A timeless story of birds and boats, and of brotherly love that is bigger than a wedge-tailed eagle, bigger than the sky.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2022 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2022 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon My Mum is a Magician St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2018 12969452 2018 single work picture book children's

'Some mums gulp green tea, with bitter barley blends. But my mum is a magician . . . her cup of coffee never ends.

'All mums are different. But what if your mum was really different? What if your mum was a magician?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
y separately published work icon Jump and Shout! Kent Town : Little Book Press , 2017 12811863 2017 single work picture book children's

'Jump and shout…. clap and cheer on this rollicking adventure with a lively family. Join them as they swing, skip and tumble through the neighbourhood on a joyful day out.' (Publication Summary)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Birth to 3 Years
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
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