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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 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 : Raising Literacy Australia 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
y separately published work icon The Elephant St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2017 11475776 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'An elephant?’ Arthur gasped. ‘In your house? But... is it real?’

'Olive leaned a little closer and lowered her voice. 

'‘Well, that's the thing...’

'Olive’s father has a sadness so big that she imagines it as a large grey elephant following him around. With the help of her cheery grandfather and her best friend, Arthur, Olive sets out to chase away her father’s elephant.

'Beautifully written, this novel from acclaimed author and illustrator Peter Carnavas will stay with you long after you finish.' (Publication summary)

2020 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Children's Literature
2018 winner Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
2018 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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